[Python-Dev] builtin_id() returns negative numbers

Guido van Rossum gvanrossum at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 07:22:40 CET 2005

> > 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.

The time machine is at your service: in Python 2.4 there's no
difference. That's integer unification for you!

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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