[Python-Dev] builtin_id() returns negative numbers

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Feb 17 03:27:09 CET 2005

Richard Brodie wrote:
> Otherwise, unless I misunderstand integer unification, one would
> just have to strike the distinction between, say, %d and %u.

Couldn't that be done anyway? The distinction really only
makes sense in C, where there's no way of knowing whether
the value is signed or unsigned otherwise. In Python the
value itself knows whether it's signed or not.

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