Author mark.dickinson
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Date 2008-11-04.10:45:02
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Here's an experimental patch, against the py3k branch, that makes Python 
represent its long integers internally in base 2**30 instead of base 
2**15, on platforms that have 32-bit and 64-bit integers available.

On platforms for which autoconf is unable to find both 32-bit and 64-bit 
integers, the representation falls back to the usual one.

See also issue 1814 (GMP for longs), and the discussion at

(note particularly Tim Peter's message at:
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