[Python-3000] MemoryError oddities

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 16:32:32 CEST 2008

Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> Perhaps a bit less legitimate but still :)
>>>> r = range(n)
>>>> len(r)
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
> OverflowError: Python int too large to convert to C ssize_t
> Speaking of which, http://bugs.python.org/issue2690 (« Precompute range length
> », which has the - positive, IMHO - side effect that range objects of length
> greater than sys.maxsize cannot be created at all) is still awaiting a
> resolution.

I think what your patch does is the correct fix for the current 3.0 
behaviour - it would probably be a good thing to get in before beta 3.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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