proposed language change to int/int==float (was: PEP0238 lament)

Skip Montanaro skip at
Tue Jul 24 19:08:30 CEST 2001

    Klaus> But what is with the "best possible" multiplication?

    Klaus> 99999*99999 -> integer overflow

    Klaus> Why not an long integer result? (or maybe float)

Read (and comment, if you like) on PEP 237, which proposes to unify Python's
ints and longs:

I believe this PEP is still in need of a patch to the CVS repository to
support it as well.

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