Int32s, scalar operations and Pyhon longs

Fernando Perez at
Thu Nov 9 11:07:05 CST 2006

On 11/9/06, Robert Kern <robert.kern at> wrote:
> Fernando Perez wrote:
> > I understand why this happens, but I wonder if it should be in any way
> > 'fixed' (if that is even feasible without introducing other problems):


> > I am sure it will be, to say the least, pretty surprising (and I can
> > imagine subtle bugs being caused by this).
> I think we decided long ago that an int32 really is an array of 32-bit integers
> and behaves like one. That's precisely why one uses int32 arrays rather than
> object arrays. There are algorithms that do need the wraparound, and the Python
> int behavior is always available through object arrays.

Mkay, fine by me.  Novus caveat emptor.



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