[docs] [issue21559] OverflowError should not happen for integer operations

R. David Murray report at bugs.python.org
Mon Jun 2 20:45:05 CEST 2014

R. David Murray added the comment:

"Integers are outside a required range" makes me wonder why it isn't a ValueError.  An OverflowError should be the result of a *computation*, IMO, not a bounds check.

So, maybe add your sentence with the additional phrase "for historical reasons"? :)


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