[Python-Dev] longobject.c & ob_size

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Wed Apr 6 15:57:24 CEST 2005

Michael Hudson <mwh at python.net> writes:

> Tim Peters <tim.peters at gmail.com> writes:
>> [Michael Hudson]
>>> Asking mostly for curiousity, how hard would it be to have longs store
>>> their sign bit somewhere less aggravating?
>> Depends on where that is.


>> I'd much rather give struct _longobject a distinct sign member (say, 0
>> == zero, -1 = non-zero negative, 1 == non-zero positive). 

I ended up doing -1 non-zero negative, 1 zero and positive, but I
don't know if this is really clearer than what you suggest overall.  I
suspect it's a wash.


> I might do a patch, at some point...


Assigned to you, but unassign if you don't have time (testing the
patch is probably more worthwhile than reading it!).


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