[Python-Dev] hex constants, bit patterns, PEP 237 warnings and gettext
Barry A. Warsaw
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 01:18:27 -0400
>>>>> "BAW" == Barry A Warsaw <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
BAW> These really are intended as 32 bit patterns, not signed
BAW> integers. Hex constants seem like the most straightforward
BAW> way to spell such bit patterns. If I wanted MASK to be -1 I
BAW> would have spelled it that way!
>>>>> "TP" == Tim Peters <email@example.com> writes:
Guido> (Never mind the gettext.py > warnings; they're shallow;
Guido> someone should fix them.)
TP> I submitted a patch for that to SF and assigned it to Barry (I
TP> have no idea how to test gettext.py).
BTW, I grok the other changes in Tim's patch. struct's got an `I'
code for unpacking unsigned ints now, so it makes perfect sense to use
that instead of `i' w/ masking.