Long int too large to convert?
markus at schabi.de
Thu Sep 13 19:17:10 CEST 2001
fbasegmez <fb at ultranet.com> schrub:
> I thought the xrange could handle the long integers. Then I tested it
>>>> for i in xrange(eval(200*'9'+'L'), eval('1'+200*'0'+'L')):
> ... print i
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "<interactive input>", line 1, in ?
> OverflowError: long int too large to convert
> My first question was; too large to convert to what? Now I realize
> (thanx to your response) that range or xrange is trying to convert the
> long integers to integers. I think I would be less surprised if I got
>>>> for i in xrange(1L, 10L):
> ... print i,
> Error. xrange start and stop values must be integer. Or something
> like that.
I just agree to this, changeing the message to something like
> OverflowError: long int too large to convert to integer
would make it definitely much more readable.
Although I don't see any reason (other than easier implementation) to
allow long ints here, and hope for the upcoming int/long unification in
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