suse 9.1 and 64

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sun Jun 27 07:25:48 CEST 2004

"John Fabiani" <jfabiani at> wrote in message
news:X5iDc.6114$6W1.5752 at
> I have just installed SUSE 9.1 64 and it created a
> /usr/lib64/python2.3/.  Note the 'lib64' - I'm guessing that my python
> is 64 bit.  I'm real new to python as I was wondering if someone could
> enlighten me on the differences between 32 bit and 64 bit python - at
> least as SUSE has set it up?  Thanks

I believe the main difference from the Python viewpoint is 64 instead of 32
bit ints and everything that follows from that.  For instance, type(2**60),
is int instead of long.  Maybe someone else knows more.


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