Strange behaviour: subclass of int returns 3 when constructed with long

Gerrit Holl gerrit at
Sun Feb 9 17:58:56 CET 2003

Alex Martelli schreef op zondag  9 februari om 16:47:52 +0000:
> Gerrit Holl wrote:
> >   0 >>> class A(int): pass
> >   0 ...
> >   5 >>> A(sys.maxint+42)
> > 3

> In Python 2.3a1, this behavior is indeed reproducible on my
> system, too.

oops, should have mentioned that.

> > how can this behaviour be explained? Shouldn't A behave identical to int?
> int has acquired some magic to generate long instead when needed,
> as in your statement number 3.  It apppears the magic isn't
> smoothly inherited in 2.3a1.  You may want to signal this bug
> in the sourceforge bug tracker.

I have done that...

> the first case exhibits the bug, the second one doesn't --
> so int.__new__ does seem to be the culprit here.  It may
> be using (the C equivalent of) 'cls is int' to condition
> its magic, perhaps (haven't checked this in the 2.3a1
> Python C sources).

Ah, maybe. I will mention this message in a comment attached to the
bug-sumbit as soon as this message is archived.


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