[Python-Dev] hex constants, bit patterns,
PEP 237 warnings and gettext
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 01:16:58 -0400
[Barry A. Warsaw]
> So if "0x950412de" isn't the right way to write a 32 bit pattern,
It isn't today, but will be in 2.4.
> what is? "0x950412deL"?
That's what my gettext.py patch did (along with using 'I' codes in unpack,
and getting rid of all the "& MASK" fiddling) -- check it out, it's already
assigned to you for your convenience <wink>.)
> If so, what happens when the trailing-L becomes illegal?
I think that's more of a Python 3 thing. But if not:
> Seems like I'll be caught in a trap -- help me out! :)
Easy: we take the trailing-L away again someday <heh>. My bet is that
trailing-L will never go away, though (why bother?).