Old bug in longobject.c + fix

Duncan Booth duncan at NOSPAMrcp.co.uk
Mon Aug 19 18:08:11 CEST 2002

Tim Peters <tim.one at comcast.net> wrote in 
news:mailman.1029768207.30159.python-list at python.org:

>> a->ob_digit[j] is an unsigned short. When you try to left shift it, it
>> is autmoatically promoted to unsigned int.
> Not necessarily:  unsigned short promotes to signed int *if* the platform
> int is capable of representing all platform unsigned short values.  

Oops, my C is a bit rustier than I thought. Time to go and reread the 
standard methinks.

Duncan Booth                                             duncan at rcp.co.uk
int month(char *p){return(124864/((p[0]+p[1]-p[2]&0x1f)+1)%12)["\5\x8\3"
"\6\7\xb\1\x9\xa\2\0\4"];} // Who said my code was obscure?

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