Author dtorp
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Date 2005-05-19.19:54:34
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Let:  
    1 >> -4 
be interpreted as:
    1 << 4

This should be easy to do.  It would be somewhat helpful for 
bit manipulations and multiplying by powers of two.  Without 
the change, my code is laced with sections like:

if y > 0:
    z = x << y
else:
    z = x >> -y

This is ugly and slow compared to a straight:
   z = x << y

There is a precedent.  See what is done with negative list 
indices for comparison.  It saves even less code with  x[len
(x)-i] becoming x[i].  The reason for doing it is code 
simplication and clarity.
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