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Author mrabarnett
Recipients akitada, amaury.forgeotdarc, collinwinter, ezio.melotti, georg.brandl, giampaolo.rodola, gregory.p.smith, jaylogan, jhalcrow, jimjjewett, loewis, mark, moreati, mrabarnett, nneonneo, pitrou, r.david.murray, rsc, sjmachin, timehorse, vbr
Date 2010-10-09.03:08:40
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Content is a new version of the regex module.

It appears from a posting in python-list and a closer look at the docs that string positions in the 're' module are limited to 32 bits, even on 64-bit builds. I think it's because of things like:

    Py_BuildValue("i", ...)

where 'i' indicates the size of a C int, which, at least in Windows compilers, is 32-bits in both 32-bit and 64-bit builds.

The regex module shared the same problem. I've changed such code to:

    Py_BuildValue("n", ...)

and so forth, which indicates Py_ssize_t.

Unfortunately I'm not able to confirm myself that this will fix the problem on 64 bits.
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