Performance of int/long in Python 3

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Wed Mar 27 12:51:07 CET 2013

On 27/03/2013 01:31, Ned Deily wrote:
> In article <kitdqr$4m4$2 at>,
>   Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at> wrote:
>> On 27/03/2013 00:00, Ned Deily wrote:
> [...]
>>> 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
>>> such.
>>> 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!
>> I suggest you spend more time telling the troll that he's a troll and
>> less time moaning at me.
> I suggest you re-read the group charter.  He may be saying things that
> most of us disagree with but he does it without personal attacks.  He's
> made his position clear and it doesn't seem likely to change.  Ignoring,
> plonking, or polite responses are all fine responses.  Flaming is not.
> That's not the kind of group most of us want to see.

He's not going to change so neither am I.

I also suggest you go and moan at Steven D'Aprano who called the idiot a 
liar.  Although thinking about it, I prefer Steven's comment to my own 
as being more accurate.

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Mark Lawrence

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