[New-bugs-announce] [issue20543] ** operator does not overflow to inf

Keith Randall report at bugs.python.org
Fri Feb 7 19:44:35 CET 2014

New submission from Keith Randall:

>>> 1e200*1e200
>>> 1e200**2
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
OverflowError: (34, 'Numerical result out of range')

Shouldn't floating-point operations overflow to inf, not generate exceptions?

components: Interpreter Core
messages: 210517
nosy: Keith.Randall
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: ** operator does not overflow to inf
type: behavior
versions: Python 3.2

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