int vs long

jay jyoung79 at
Sun Jun 3 19:38:47 CEST 2007

Hi Dan, Paul, and Kaens,

Thanks  very much for replying to my question.  I appreciate you all  
taking the time to answer this for me!


> On 02 Jun 2007 20:18:02 -0700, Paul Rubin
> <""@nospam.invalid> wrote:
>> Dan Bishop <danb_83 at> writes:
>> > Note that recent versions of Python automatically promote the  
>> results
>> > of integer arithmetic to long if necessary, so the distinction  
>> is less
>> > relevant than it used to be.
>> Note however that even in recent versions, there are still parts of
>> Python that get stuck at sys.maxint, for example the enumerate  
>> function.
>> --
> I didn't know that - I'll keep it in mind though. I can imagine that
> causing some pretty nasty annoyances if you ran into it unexpectedly

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