[Python-Dev] 32-bit values (was RE: [Python-checkins] python/dist/src/Lib/test test_zlib.py,1.18,1.19)

Martin v. Loewis martin@v.loewis.de
12 Aug 2002 23:29:04 +0200

Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> writes:

> Though Tim brought up that then you won't always get back what you put
> in (if you put in a value > sys.maxint, it comes back negative).
> Is that a problem or not?  I tend to think that's not how this is most
> often used.

I withdraw my earlier recommendation: It *is* desirable that
struct.pack/unpack gives back the same value.