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wx.ConfigBase.ReadInt() returns long not int #384

niki-sp opened this Issue Jun 7, 2017 · 2 comments


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niki-sp commented Jun 7, 2017

wx.ConfigBase.ReadInt() returns long. In wxClassic return type is int.
Is this change intentional?


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RobinD42 commented Jun 8, 2017

No, but it looks like it is just a side-effect of switching from SWIG to SIP. SWIG uses PyInt_FromLong to convert the C long return value, and SIP uses PyLong_FromLong. in Python3 the PyInt_ APIs no longer exist because longs and ints are basically the same, or at least more tightly coupled, so using PyLong_FromLong is certainly the best way to handle it there. In Python 2.7 they are still separate types so the results are different, but does it actually cause any trouble?


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niki-sp commented Jun 9, 2017

I would not find this if it did not cause trouble :-)
Saving configuration for C++ modules requires exact types.
Workaround int(cfg.ReadInt()) handles out of range values too (keeps long long in py2.7)

Python 2.7.13 (default, Jan 19 2017, 14:48:08)
[GCC 6.3.0 20170118] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> int(2**99)

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