Performance of int/long in Python 3

Roy Smith roy at panix.com
Tue Mar 26 14:18:25 CET 2013


In article <51512bb5$0$29973$c3e8da3$5496439d at news.astraweb.com>,
 Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:

> On Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:55:03 -0400, Roy Smith wrote:
> 
> > In article <5150e900$0$29998$c3e8da3$5496439d at news.astraweb.com>,
> >  Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> 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 incredibly useful when solving Project Euler problems :-)
> > 
> > [I remember when strings didn't have methods]
> 
> No string methods? You were lucky. When I were a lad, you couldn't even 
> use "" delimiters for strings.
> 
> >>> "b string"
> Parsing error: file <stdin>, line 1:
> "b string"
>  ^
> Unhandled exception: run-time error: syntax error
> 
> 
> Python 0.9.1.

OK, you've got me beat.  For Python.  Am I going to have to go dig out 
my old IBM-1130 assembler decks?



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