[Python-Dev] builtin_id() returns negative numbers

Donovan Baarda abo at minkirri.apana.org.au
Sat Feb 19 06:18:00 CET 2005

From: "Armin Rigo" <arigo at tunes.org>
> Hi Tim,
> On Thu, Feb 17, 2005 at 01:44:11PM -0500, Tim Peters wrote:
> > >    256 ** struct.calcsize('P')
> >
> > Now if you'll just sign and fax a Zope contributor agreement, I'll
> > upgrade ZODB to use this slick trick <wink>.
> I hereby donate this line of code to the public domain :-)

Damn... we can't use it then!

Seriously, on the Python lists there has been a discussion rejecting an
md5sum implementation because the author "donated it to the public domain".
Apparently lawyers have decided that you can't give code away. Intellectual
charity is illegal :-)

Donovan Baarda                http://minkirri.apana.org.au/~abo/

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