2 + 2 = 5

Thomas Jollans t at jollybox.de
Thu Jul 5 00:45:38 CEST 2012


On 07/04/2012 09:37 PM, Paul Rubin wrote:
> I just came across this (https://gist.github.com/1208215):
> 
>     import sys
>     import ctypes
>     pyint_p = ctypes.POINTER(ctypes.c_byte*sys.getsizeof(5))
>     five = ctypes.cast(id(5), pyint_p)
>     print(2 + 2 == 5) # False
>     five.contents[five.contents[:].index(5)] = 4
>     print(2 + 2 == 5) # True (must be sufficiently large values of 2 there...)
> 
> Heh.  The author is apparently anonymous, I guess for good reason.
> 

I'm reminded of the swap(a,b) function I wrote a couple of years back.

http://blog.jollybox.de/archives/62-python-swap



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