[Python-Dev] Compiler warnings

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 23:42:36 CET 2006

> Done,


> although it was nowhere near obvious to me that -1 would be a sane
> sentinel value ;) Not that I don't believe you, but it took some actual
> reading of _PyLong_AsScaledDouble to confirm it.

Nope, the thing to do was to read the docs for _PyLong_AsScaledDouble,
which explicitly promise e >= 0.  That's what I did :-)  "The docs"
are in longobject.h.  You can tell which functions I wrote, BTW,
because they're the ones with comments in the header file documenting
what they do.  It's an ongoing mystery to me why nobody else found
that to be a practice worth emulating ;-)/:-(

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