[Python-Dev] Int FutureWarnings and other 2.4 TODOs

Jeremy Fincher fincher.8 at osu.edu
Wed Dec 3 12:15:17 EST 2003

On Wednesday 03 December 2003 11:10 am, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> So the question is, does long have operations that int doesn't have?
> And if so, why can't those operations be added to int?  And if there's
> a reason, is it good enough?

Taking into account their difference in representation, a long can support 
1<<32, but an int can't.

I'm not saying that the "proper" (long) behavior can't be unified into a 
single type, just giving an example of an operation long supports but int 


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