question about math module notation

Paul Rubin http
Thu Jul 26 22:59:12 CEST 2007

brad <byte8bits at> writes:
> Ah yes, that works too... thanks. I've settled on doing it this way:
> print int(math.pow(2,64))
> I like the added parenthesis :)

I was surprised to find that gives an exact (integer, not
floating-point) answer.  Still, I think it's better to say 2**64
which also works for (e.g.) 2**10000 where math.pow(2,10000) 
raises an exception.

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