Python has this, just append 'L' to your numeric constants. It isn't
default because it is slower than ordinary integers, and I like to
keep Python reasonably efficient whenever possible. (If you look real
careful, the language is full of places where speed was a design
criterion, even if it was rarely the only one.)
BTW, Python is not just a script language! If all you need is
scripts, Tcl would be a better choice. Python is a real programming
language, but concise enough to use for ad-hoc programming such as
scripts. When you write your scripts in Python, you don't have to
recode them in a real language when they get larger. Python is really
sitting halfway between script languages like sh and compiled language
--Guido van Rossum, CWI, Amsterdam <email@example.com>
"Wenn ist das Nunnstueck git und Slotermeyer?"
"Ja! Beierhund das oder die flipperwaldt gersput."