[Python-Dev] PEP: Adding data-type objects to Python

Travis E. Oliphant oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Sun Oct 29 08:50:38 CET 2006

Greg Ewing wrote:
> Travis E. Oliphant wrote:
>> The 'kind' does not specify how "big" the data-type (data-format) is.
> What exactly does "bit" mean in that context?   

Do you mean "big" ?  It's how many bytes the kind is using.

So, 'u4' is a 4-byte unsigned integer and 'u2' is a 2-byte unsigned 


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