[Python-Dev] Deprecation warning on integer shifts and such

Greg Ewing greg@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Thu, 15 Aug 2002 11:06:52 +1200 (NZST)

Oren Tirosh <oren-py-d@hishome.net>:

> In Python up to 2.2 it's inconsistent between ints and longs:
> >>> hex(-16711681)
> '0xff00ffff'
> >>> hex(-16711681L)
> '-0xff0001L'		# ??!?!?

The more I think about it, the more I like the suggestion
that was made of representing this as 


which both makes the bit pattern apparent and unambiguously
indicates the sign, all without any assumptions about length.

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