[Python-Dev] Int FutureWarnings and other 2.4 TODOs

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Dec 3 12:26:06 EST 2003

> > 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.

We're talking about a hypothetical int here where that operation
returns 4294967296L.  (Not so hypothetical, it's implemented in Python
2.4 in CVS.)

> 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 
> doesn't.

Sorry, your counterexample is rejected. :-)

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