[Python-Dev] Type of range object members

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Aug 15 01:32:26 CEST 2006

Methinks that as long as PyIntObject uses long (see intobject.h)
there's no point in changing this to long.


On 8/14/06, Alexander Belopolsky <alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> The range object is currently defined in Objects/rangeobject.c as
> typedef struct {
>         PyObject_HEAD
>         long    start;
>         long    step;
>         long    len;
> } rangeobject;
> Is this consistent with PEP 353, or should Py_ssize_t be used instead of long?
> It looks like some of the code in rangeobject.c is already Py_ssize_t
> aware (see range_item and range_length), but it assumes that it is
> safe to cast long to ssize_t and back.
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