int/long unification hides bugs

Josiah Carlson jcarlson at uci.edu
Tue Oct 26 07:57:37 CEST 2004


kartick_vaddadi at yahoo.com (kartik) wrote:
> 
> Istvan Albert <ialbert at mailblocks.com> wrote in message news:<Hoydnaa6uYCfjuDcRVn-gA at giganews.com>...

> > If you are worried about some numbers growing too much, then
> > check them yourself, you'll get much better results that way.
> 
> maybe, why not use an automated test built-in 2 the language? i get it
> 4 free.

Overflow errors are not automated tests.  Overflow errors were a (mis)
feature of Python (non-long) integers.  Had the unification occurred
prior to your using of Python, this conversation wouldn't be happening.

 - Josiah




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