PEP238 and zope
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Wed Jul 25 12:04:08 EDT 2001
"Tim Peters" <tim.one at home.com> writes:
> However, while we've found platforms where the platform C doesn't
> sign-extend right shifts of signed integers (OK by the C std), and platforms
> with no integral type T such that sizeof(T) == 2 (also OK), and platforms
> with no standard integral type T such that sizeof(T) >= sizeof(void*) (also
> OK!), I don't believe we've found any platform where casting to an integral
> type doesn't truncate. So this one is an academic warning of no practical
> consequence. Note too that the new C std ("C99") requires truncation.
Perhaps we should change the interpreter to guarantee truncation, so
we can tighten the docs? I'm adding a bug report for this to SF.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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