Why does python add an 'L' on the end of the result of large exponents?

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I have just noticed that while executing large exponent codes, python adds an L letter to the very end of the results:

>>> 25 ** 2588817841970012523233890533447265625L

After researching, I discovered that any amount that is below 10 doesn't add the L letter. For example:

>>> 9 ** 9387420489 

 

Why does this happen, is there any function to stop it?


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Python is flexible to provide its extensible support to the arbitrary precision integers , allowing you to represent the larger numbers than the general 32 or 64-bit integer type. The L will help you determine when a literal is of this type and not as a regular integer. L will be showing up in the interpreter output. If you print it in the below way, L will not get printed.


>>> print(25 ** 25)


88817841970012523233890533447265625

 
 

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