sys.maxint in Python 2.6.1 (amd64) on Windows XP x64

Lin shaomumu at
Tue Dec 16 19:38:45 CET 2008


I installed the amd64 version of Python 2.6.1 on my Windows XP x64
system. I was expecting sys.maxint to be 9223372036854775807 (or 2 ^63
-1), but instead I got 2147483647 (i.e., 2^31-1) just like what I got
from a 32-bit version of Python. Is this by design or does it indicate
a bug or an installation problem? Thank you very much!


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