[Python-Dev] python-dev Summary for 2003-08-01 through 2003-08-15 [draft]

Brett C. bac at OCF.Berkeley.EDU
Sun Aug 17 13:25:17 EDT 2003

Skip Montanaro wrote:

>     Brett> After clearing up the confusing issue of the difference between a
>     Brett> Python int and a Python Integer (the former is <type 'int'> while
>     Brett> the latter is the union of <type 'int'> and <type 'long'>), ....
>     Brett> As of right now Python claims that a void pointer can be held in
>     Brett> a Python Integer, but this breaks that claim....
> How so?  If a Python Integer is the union of int and long, then when
> sizeof(void *) > sizeof(long), you just spill into Python longs.  I didn't
> follow the discussion closely, but something about what you've said doesn't
> make a lot of sense to me.  Maybe the wording just needs to be clarified.

That is a typo.  I meant to write Python int.  Guess I had the same 
problems as the thread did in terms of terms used.  =)


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