[Python-Dev] builtin_id() returns negative numbers

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Feb 18 02:58:46 CET 2005

Tim Peters wrote:
> Looks right to me -- cool!  I never used struct's 'P' format because
> it always appeared useless to me:    But silly me!  I'm sure Guido
> put it there anticipating the need for calcsize('P') when making a
> positive_id() function in Python.

Smells like more time machine activity to me. Any minute
now you'll find there's suddenly a positive_id() builtin
that's been there ever since 1.3 or so. And the 'P' format,
then always never having just become useful, will have

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