Upper limit?!

David Oppenheimer davidopp at megsinet.net
Mon Aug 30 02:00:48 EDT 1999

I was playing around with the command line and discovered that when I
enter 2 to the 30th power, I get a number back...when I enter 2 to the
31st power I get an overflow error.  Is 2 to the 30th power near the
upper limit for computations?!
See below:

>>> 2**30
>>> 2**31
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
OverflowError: integer pow()

David O.

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