Python on Itanium Windows 64: available or planned?

Mike Rovner mike at
Mon Nov 3 19:37:01 CET 2003

Martin v. Löwis wrote:

> That may even be a source of bugs. I'm in the process of putting
> size_t in every place Python currently uses "int" or "long" to store a
> number of bytes. In some cases, exceeding 4GB (sometimes 2GB) will
> cause crashes in Python 2.3 (in other cases, this is somewhat overkill
> - eg. when the compiler complains that strlen(some_file_name) may not
> fit into 4 bytes).

Does that mean forthcoming API interface change?
There are mostly ints for sizes (ex. PyString_AsStringAndSize
(PyObject *obj, char **buffer, int *length)).


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