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Travis E. Oliphant oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Sun Aug 13 02:05:21 CEST 2006

Tim Peters wrote:
> [Travis E. Oliphant]
>> Right now throughout the Python code it is assumed that
>> sizeof(Py_ssize_t) <= sizeof(long).
> If you find any code like that, it's a bug.  Win64 is a platform where
> it's false.

Sorry for my confusion.  I meant to say that it is assumed that

sizeof(long) <= sizeof(Py_ssize_t)

because the assumption is that a Python Int (stored as long) will 
*always* fit into  into a Py_ssize_t.

I think this is true on all platforms.


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