[NumPy-Tickets] [NumPy] #1856: Shift operator cycles for int32 and int64

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#1856: Shift operator cycles for int32 and int64
 Reporter:  klasj       |       Owner:  somebody   
     Type:  defect      |      Status:  new        
 Priority:  normal      |   Milestone:  Unscheduled
Component:  numpy.core  |     Version:  1.6.0      
 Keywords:  shift       |  

Comment(by charris):

 See [http://tinyurl.com/3vqv7qz this]. Apparently the Intel hardware masks
 the shift bits. On 32 bit machines 5 bits are used, max shift 31, and it
 seems on 64 bit architectures 6 bits are used.

 We should be able to fix this, but the c shift operators are not precisely
 defined anyway. They can be cyclic or not, arithmetic or logical, or at
 least that used to be the case. I don't think numpy has a spec for this.

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