[IronPython] IronPython and Big Numbers

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Fri Mar 9 18:40:53 CET 2007


Aaron Leiby wrote:
> http://www.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?ProjectName=IronPython&title=Differences
>
> "IronPython raises a ValueError for very large exponents (for example, 10 ** 
> 735293857239475) while CPython hangs trying to compute the number.  We 
> probably won't fix this one."
>   

:-)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Foord" <fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk>
> To: "Discussion of IronPython" <users at lists.ironpython.com>
> Sent: Friday, March 09, 2007 4:30 AM
> Subject: [IronPython] IronPython and Big Numbers
>
>   
>> IronPython doesn't seem to like *very* big integers :
>>
>> IronPython 1.0 (1.0.61005.1977) on .NET 2.0.50727.42
>> Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
>>     
>>>>> 10 ** 10 ** 10
>>>>>           
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>  File , line 0, in <stdin>##78
>> ValueError: number too big
>>
>> This may be fixed in 1.1, or it may not be important. :-)
>>
>> Michael Foord
>> http://www.voidspace.org.uk/ironpython/index.shtml
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