Performance of int/long in Python 3

Ned Deily nad at
Wed Mar 27 01:00:43 CET 2013

In article <kit1kg$g2u$1 at>,
 Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at> wrote:
> But you are an idiot.

I repeat the friendly reminder I posted a few weeks ago and I'll be a 
little less oblique: please avoid gratuitous personal attacks here.  It 
reflects badly on the group and especially on those people making them.  
We can disagree strongly about technical opinions without resorting to 

On Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:13:16 -0700, I posted:
> A friendly reminder that this forum is for general discussion and 
> questions about Python.
> "Pretty much anything Python-related is fair game for discussion, and 
> the group is even fairly tolerant of off-topic digressions; there have 
> been entertaining discussions of topics such as floating point, good 
> software design, and other programming languages such as Lisp and Forth."
> But ...
> "Rudeness and personal attacks, even in reaction to blatant flamebait, 
> are strongly frowned upon. People may strongly disagree on an issue, but 
> usually discussion remains civil. In case of an actual flamebait 
> posting, you can ignore it, quietly plonk the offending poster in your 
> killfile or mail filters, or write a sharp but still-polite response, 
> but at all costs resist the urge to flame back."
> It's up to all of us to help keep this group/list a place where people 
> enjoy participating, without fear of gratuitous personal sniping.   
> Thanks!

 Ned Deily,
 nad at

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