[Python-Dev] [RELEASED] Python 2.7.5
prouleau001 at gmail.com
Mon May 20 01:47:20 CEST 2013
On Sun, May 19, 2013 at 7:41 PM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 19 May 2013 19:37:46 -0400
> Pierre Rouleau <prouleau001 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On that topic of bitness for 64-bit platforms, would it not be better for
> > CPython to be written such that it uses the same 64-bit strategy on all
> > 64-bit platforms, regardless of the OS?
> > As it is now, Python running on 64-bit Windows behaves differently (in
> > terms of bits for the Python's integer) than it is behaving in other
> > platforms. I assume that the Python C code is using the type 'long'
> > instead of something like the C99 int64_t. Since Microsoft is using the
> > LLP64 model and everyone else is using the LP64, code using the C 'long'
> > type would mean something different on Windows than Unix-like platforms.
> > Isn't that unfortunate?
> Well, it's Microsoft's choice. But from a Python point of view, which C
> type a Python int maps to is of little relevance.
> Moreover, the development version is 3.4, and in Python 3 the int
> type is a variable-length integer type (sys.maxint doesn't exist
> anymore). So this discussion is largely moot now.
Good to know. Too bad there still are libraries not supporting Python 3.
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