[Python-Dev] Octal literals
James Y Knight
foom at fuhm.net
Fri Feb 3 02:39:01 CET 2006
On Feb 2, 2006, at 10:36 PM, Bengt Richter wrote:
> So long as we have a distinction between int and long, IWT int will
> be fixed width
> for any given implementation, and for interfacing with foreign
> functions it will
> continue to be useful at times to limit the type of arguments being
We _don't_ have a distinction in any meaningful way, anymore. ints
and longs are almost always treated exactly the same, other than the
"L" suffix. I expect that suffix will soon go away as well. If there
is code that _doesn't_ treat them the same, there is the bug. We
don't need strange new syntax to work around buggy code.
Note that 10**14/10**13 is also a long, yet any interface that did
not accept that as an argument but did accept "10" is simply buggy.
Same goes for code that says it takes a 32-bit bitfield argument but
won't accept 0x80000000.
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