2.0b2: SystemError: frexp() result out of range

Anthony J Doggett UG ajd111 at york.ac.uk
Wed Jul 25 04:46:27 EDT 2001

> Yeah, I believe so:
>>>> float('inf')
> inf
>>>> cPickle.dumps(float('inf'))
> 'Finf\n.'

I get the same when working in ascii mode - it is /binary/ that's the
problem.  It seems a horrible hack to have to change infinities before
binary-pickling them:(

>>> cPickle.dumps(float('inf'))
>>> cPickle.dumps(float('inf'), 1)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
SystemError: frexp() result out of range

Anthony Doggett
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