int/long unification hides bugs

kartik kartick_vaddadi at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 27 06:05:33 CEST 2004


aleaxit at yahoo.com (Alex Martelli) wrote in message news:<1gm9a9j.s0b279yqpnlvN%aleaxit at yahoo.com>...
> Cliff Wells <clifford.wells at comcast.net> wrote:

> optional constraint checking [...] can be a handy feature for many kinds of 
> applications [...] Of course, this has nothing to do with silly and arbitrary 
> bounds such as 2**31-1.

bounds such as 2**31 are a crude form of constraint checking that you
get by default. if you feel your data is going to be larger, you can
use a long type

-kartik



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