[Python-Dev] Semantics of __int__(), __index__()

Mark Dickinson dickinsm at gmail.com
Tue Apr 2 10:53:41 CEST 2013

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 9:33 AM, Mark Shannon <mark at hotpy.org> wrote:

> Hence my original question: what *should* the semantics be?
I like Nick's answer to that: int *should* always return something of exact
type int.  Otherwise you're always left wondering whether you have to do
"int(int(x))", or perhaps even "int(int(int(x)))", to be absolutely sure of
getting an int.

The question is whether / how to fix the current behaviour, given that it
doesn't conform to those ideal semantics.

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