[Python-Dev] hex constants, bit patterns,
PEP 237 warnings and gettext
Barry A. Warsaw
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 08:02:30 -0400
>>>>> "TP" == Tim Peters <email@example.com> writes:
TP> [Barry A. Warsaw]
>> ... So if "0x950412de" isn't the right way to write a 32 bit
TP> It isn't today, but will be in 2.4.
But isn't that wasteful? Today I have to add the L to my hex
constants, but in a year from now, I can just turn around and remove
them again. What's the point?
The deeper question is: what's wrong with "0x950412de"? What bits
have I lost by writing my hex constant this way? I'm trying to
understand why hex constants > sys.maxint have to deprecated.