[Python-Dev] Optimize Python long integers

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Nov 12 04:30:31 CET 2008

Victor Stinner wrote:
> Le Wednesday 12 November 2008 00:14:40, vous avez écrit :
>>> There are some very interesting propositions (with patches!) to optimize
>>> Python int and long types (especially the long integers).
>> Just trying to clarify the focus: would you like to see any of these
>> applied to 2.6?
> All optimisations patches are long and may introduce new regressions. It's 
> better to wait for 2.7/3.1.
> But it would be nice to get numbits() method (or property?) in Python 3.0(.1) 
> and/or Python 2.6.1.

Try something on Pypi if you want to distribute to non-svn users sooner 
than 2.7/3.1.

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