Philosophical long integer question...

Bryan Olson bryanolson at
Thu Mar 30 04:18:54 CEST 2000

Brian Kelley wrote:

> should (1 << 1000) produce a long int? (It currently produces 0 on a
> machine with 32 bit integers)

I don't think there's a good reason for two types.
I'd like to see them unified in next major version
of Python.

Is the distinction ever of actual use?

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