Assignment Versus Equality

Lawrence D’Oliveiro lawrencedo99 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 00:51:46 EDT 2016


On Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 4:20:24 PM UTC+12, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> https://www.jwz.org/blog/2010/10/every-day-i-learn-something-new-and-stupid/
> 
> """It would also be reasonable to assume that any sane language
> runtime would have integers transparently degrade to BIGNUMs, making
> the choice of accuracy over speed, but of course that almost never
> happens..."""
> 
> Python 2 did this, but Python 3 doesn't.

Huh?

    ldo at theon:~> python3
    Python 3.5.1+ (default, Jun 10 2016, 09:03:40) 
    [GCC 5.4.0 20160603] on linux
    Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
    >>> 2 ** 64
    18446744073709551616
    >>> type(2 ** 64)
    <class 'int'>


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