[Python-Dev] Packing and unpacking integers

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Jul 6 19:34:06 CEST 2008

> I believe there is still a need for packing integers as strings and
> unpacking strings as integers, more specifically, offering to Python
> an interface to _PyLong_FromByteArray() and _PyLong_AsByteArray().  I
> would be happy to write the functionality and unittests this coming
> week for 2.6 and 3.0 if I get the ok.  If not, I can write it for 2.7
> and 3.1 .

I think it needs to be deferred to the next releases, given that the
beta release already happened.

If you have any spare time, please look into some of the real serious,
release-blocking bug reports.


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