integer overflow

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Thu Feb 5 17:55:22 CET 2004


Chad Haynes <haynesc at rockefeller.edu> writes:

> Michael Hudson wrote:
> 
> > Chad Haynes <haynesc at rockefeller.edu> writes:
> > 
> >>I got an odd error which I cannot explain and cannot seem to reproduce.
> >>The following statement
> >>
> >>	lst[0] = num
> >>
> >>produced this error
> >>
> >>	OverflowError: unsigned short is greater than maximum
> >>
> >>The number was around 65536 so it makes sense that it would overflow a
> >>short, but why is it trying to force it into a short integer?
> > Is lst an array.array('h') or something (numarray...)?
> 
> Nope, its just a regular list

Code, please.

Cheers,
mwh

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