Performance of int/long in Python 3

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Tue Mar 26 01:28:25 CET 2013

On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 11:17 AM, Steven D'Aprano
<steve+comp.lang.python at> wrote:
> Also, speaking as somebody who remembers a time when ints where not
> automatically promoted to longs (introduced in, Python 2.2, I think?) let
> me say that having a single unified int type is *fantastic*, and managing
> ints/longs by hand is a right royal PITA.

Oh, I absolutely agree! I'm just looking at performance here, but
definitely the int/long unification is a Good Thing.


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