[Numpy-discussion] what's the difference between npy_intp and size_t?

Travis Oliphant oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Tue Sep 19 13:37:40 CDT 2006

Martin Wiechert wrote:
> Hi list,
> Please forgive my ignorance: Is there any difference between npy_intp and 
> size_t. Aren't both "ints just big enough to be safe with pointer arithmetics 
> even on 64 bit architectures?".

size_t is unsigned
npy_intp is signed

It is basically the same as Py_ssize_t (which is not available until 
Python 2.5).  


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