On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 4:45 PM, Nathan Van Gheem <vangh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Also, I haven't seen any BTree issues yet. Is there anything that
> would trigger this? We are running a 64 bit platform.
Before this BTree fix, you could store integers in an IxThingy (or
xIThingy) that were too large to fit in a 32-bit C variable. This
would cause the values to overflow and be silently stored incorrectly.
With the fix, a TypeError is raised when an attempt is made to store a
value that is too large.
Whether this fix will adversely affect your application, I don't know.
Hanno seems to think it will. :) Avoiding silently storing values
incorrectly looks all good to me.
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