int/long unification hides bugs

Jeremy Fincher tweedgeezer at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 30 09:56:09 CEST 2004


Josiah Carlson <jcarlson at uci.edu> wrote in message news:<mailman.5623.1098986369.5135.python-list at python.org>...
> And as others have said more than once, it is not so common that the
> boundedness of one's integers falls on the 32 bit signed integer
> boundary.  Ages and money were given as examples.

I'm not quite sure how this is relevant.  My issue is with the
unboundedness of computations, not the unboundedness of the numbers
themselves.

> And what is so wrong with implementing all of integer arithmetic in
> Python?

It's a whole lot of extra effort when a perfectly viable such
"battery" existed in previous versions of Python.

Jeremy



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