On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 5:17 PM, "Martin v. Löwis" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I think it's a bug that this works. The definition of the float builtin says
Convert a string or a number to floating point. If the argument is a string, it must contain a possibly signed decimal or floating point number, possibly embedded in whitespace. The argument may also be '[+|-]nan' or '[+|-]inf'.
This definition fails long before we get beyond 127-th code point: