Integer Objects¶
All integers are implemented as “long” integer objects of arbitrary size.
On error, most PyLong_As*
APIs return (return type)1
which cannot be
distinguished from a number. Use PyErr_Occurred()
to disambiguate.

type
PyLongObject
¶  Part of the Limited API (as an opaque struct).
This subtype of
PyObject
represents a Python integer object.

PyTypeObject
PyLong_Type
¶  Part of the Stable ABI.
This instance of
PyTypeObject
represents the Python integer type. This is the same object asint
in the Python layer.

int
PyLong_Check
(PyObject *p)¶ Return true if its argument is a
PyLongObject
or a subtype ofPyLongObject
. This function always succeeds.

int
PyLong_CheckExact
(PyObject *p)¶ Return true if its argument is a
PyLongObject
, but not a subtype ofPyLongObject
. This function always succeeds.

PyObject *
PyLong_FromLong
(long v)¶  Return value: New reference. Part of the Stable ABI.
Return a new
PyLongObject
object from v, orNULL
on failure.The current implementation keeps an array of integer objects for all integers between
5
and256
. When you create an int in that range you actually just get back a reference to the existing object.

PyObject *
PyLong_FromUnsignedLong
(unsigned long v)¶  Return value: New reference. Part of the Stable ABI.
Return a new
PyLongObject
object from a Cunsigned long
, orNULL
on failure.

PyObject *
PyLong_FromSsize_t
(Py_ssize_t v)¶  Return value: New reference. Part of the Stable ABI.
Return a new
PyLongObject
object from a CPy_ssize_t
, orNULL
on failure.

PyObject *
PyLong_FromSize_t
(size_t v)¶  Return value: New reference. Part of the Stable ABI.
Return a new
PyLongObject
object from a Csize_t
, orNULL
on failure.

PyObject *
PyLong_FromLongLong
(long long v)¶  Return value: New reference. Part of the Stable ABI.
Return a new
PyLongObject
object from a Clong long
, orNULL
on failure.

PyObject *
PyLong_FromUnsignedLongLong
(unsigned long long v)¶  Return value: New reference. Part of the Stable ABI.
Return a new
PyLongObject
object from a Cunsigned long long
, orNULL
on failure.

PyObject *
PyLong_FromDouble
(double v)¶  Return value: New reference. Part of the Stable ABI.
Return a new
PyLongObject
object from the integer part of v, orNULL
on failure.

PyObject *
PyLong_FromString
(const char *str, char **pend, int base)¶  Return value: New reference. Part of the Stable ABI.
Return a new
PyLongObject
based on the string value in str, which is interpreted according to the radix in base. If pend is nonNULL
, *pend will point to the first character in str which follows the representation of the number. If base is0
, str is interpreted using the Integer literals definition; in this case, leading zeros in a nonzero decimal number raises aValueError
. If base is not0
, it must be between2
and36
, inclusive. Leading spaces and single underscores after a base specifier and between digits are ignored. If there are no digits,ValueError
will be raised.See also
Python methods
int.to_bytes()
andint.from_bytes()
to convert aPyLongObject
to/from an array of bytes in base256
. You can call those from C usingPyObject_CallMethod()
.

PyObject *
PyLong_FromUnicodeObject
(PyObject *u, int base)¶  Return value: New reference.
Convert a sequence of Unicode digits in the string u to a Python integer value.
New in version 3.3.

PyObject *
PyLong_FromVoidPtr
(void *p)¶  Return value: New reference. Part of the Stable ABI.
Create a Python integer from the pointer p. The pointer value can be retrieved from the resulting value using
PyLong_AsVoidPtr()
.

long
PyLong_AsLong
(PyObject *obj)¶  Part of the Stable ABI.
Return a C
long
representation of obj. If obj is not an instance ofPyLongObject
, first call its__index__()
method (if present) to convert it to aPyLongObject
.Raise
OverflowError
if the value of obj is out of range for along
.Returns
1
on error. UsePyErr_Occurred()
to disambiguate.Changed in version 3.8: Use
__index__()
if available.Changed in version 3.10: This function will no longer use
__int__()
.

long
PyLong_AsLongAndOverflow
(PyObject *obj, int *overflow)¶  Part of the Stable ABI.
Return a C
long
representation of obj. If obj is not an instance ofPyLongObject
, first call its__index__()
method (if present) to convert it to aPyLongObject
.If the value of obj is greater than
LONG_MAX
or less thanLONG_MIN
, set *overflow to1
or1
, respectively, and return1
; otherwise, set *overflow to0
. If any other exception occurs set *overflow to0
and return1
as usual.Returns
1
on error. UsePyErr_Occurred()
to disambiguate.Changed in version 3.8: Use
__index__()
if available.Changed in version 3.10: This function will no longer use
__int__()
.

long long
PyLong_AsLongLong
(PyObject *obj)¶  Part of the Stable ABI.
Return a C
long long
representation of obj. If obj is not an instance ofPyLongObject
, first call its__index__()
method (if present) to convert it to aPyLongObject
.Raise
OverflowError
if the value of obj is out of range for along long
.Returns
1
on error. UsePyErr_Occurred()
to disambiguate.Changed in version 3.8: Use
__index__()
if available.Changed in version 3.10: This function will no longer use
__int__()
.

long long
PyLong_AsLongLongAndOverflow
(PyObject *obj, int *overflow)¶  Part of the Stable ABI.
Return a C
long long
representation of obj. If obj is not an instance ofPyLongObject
, first call its__index__()
method (if present) to convert it to aPyLongObject
.If the value of obj is greater than
LLONG_MAX
or less thanLLONG_MIN
, set *overflow to1
or1
, respectively, and return1
; otherwise, set *overflow to0
. If any other exception occurs set *overflow to0
and return1
as usual.Returns
1
on error. UsePyErr_Occurred()
to disambiguate.New in version 3.2.
Changed in version 3.8: Use
__index__()
if available.Changed in version 3.10: This function will no longer use
__int__()
.

Py_ssize_t
PyLong_AsSsize_t
(PyObject *pylong)¶  Part of the Stable ABI.
Return a C
Py_ssize_t
representation of pylong. pylong must be an instance ofPyLongObject
.Raise
OverflowError
if the value of pylong is out of range for aPy_ssize_t
.Returns
1
on error. UsePyErr_Occurred()
to disambiguate.

unsigned long
PyLong_AsUnsignedLong
(PyObject *pylong)¶  Part of the Stable ABI.
Return a C
unsigned long
representation of pylong. pylong must be an instance ofPyLongObject
.Raise
OverflowError
if the value of pylong is out of range for aunsigned long
.Returns
(unsigned long)1
on error. UsePyErr_Occurred()
to disambiguate.

size_t
PyLong_AsSize_t
(PyObject *pylong)¶  Part of the Stable ABI.
Return a C
size_t
representation of pylong. pylong must be an instance ofPyLongObject
.Raise
OverflowError
if the value of pylong is out of range for asize_t
.Returns
(size_t)1
on error. UsePyErr_Occurred()
to disambiguate.

unsigned long long
PyLong_AsUnsignedLongLong
(PyObject *pylong)¶  Part of the Stable ABI.
Return a C
unsigned long long
representation of pylong. pylong must be an instance ofPyLongObject
.Raise
OverflowError
if the value of pylong is out of range for anunsigned long long
.Returns
(unsigned long long)1
on error. UsePyErr_Occurred()
to disambiguate.Changed in version 3.1: A negative pylong now raises
OverflowError
, notTypeError
.

unsigned long
PyLong_AsUnsignedLongMask
(PyObject *obj)¶  Part of the Stable ABI.
Return a C
unsigned long
representation of obj. If obj is not an instance ofPyLongObject
, first call its__index__()
method (if present) to convert it to aPyLongObject
.If the value of obj is out of range for an
unsigned long
, return the reduction of that value moduloULONG_MAX + 1
.Returns
(unsigned long)1
on error. UsePyErr_Occurred()
to disambiguate.Changed in version 3.8: Use
__index__()
if available.Changed in version 3.10: This function will no longer use
__int__()
.

unsigned long long
PyLong_AsUnsignedLongLongMask
(PyObject *obj)¶  Part of the Stable ABI.
Return a C
unsigned long long
representation of obj. If obj is not an instance ofPyLongObject
, first call its__index__()
method (if present) to convert it to aPyLongObject
.If the value of obj is out of range for an
unsigned long long
, return the reduction of that value moduloULLONG_MAX + 1
.Returns
(unsigned long long)1
on error. UsePyErr_Occurred()
to disambiguate.Changed in version 3.8: Use
__index__()
if available.Changed in version 3.10: This function will no longer use
__int__()
.

double
PyLong_AsDouble
(PyObject *pylong)¶  Part of the Stable ABI.
Return a C
double
representation of pylong. pylong must be an instance ofPyLongObject
.Raise
OverflowError
if the value of pylong is out of range for adouble
.Returns
1.0
on error. UsePyErr_Occurred()
to disambiguate.

void *
PyLong_AsVoidPtr
(PyObject *pylong)¶  Part of the Stable ABI.
Convert a Python integer pylong to a C
void
pointer. If pylong cannot be converted, anOverflowError
will be raised. This is only assured to produce a usablevoid
pointer for values created withPyLong_FromVoidPtr()
.Returns
NULL
on error. UsePyErr_Occurred()
to disambiguate.