for loop: range() result has too many items

Dave Angel davea at ieee.org
Wed Oct 14 00:49:08 CEST 2009


Andre Engels wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 11:55 PM, Andre Engels <andreengels at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>   
>> for i in range(sys.maxint):
>>    if i % 100 =0:
>>       print i
>>     
>
> Grmbl.... cut-and-paste error... I meant of course:
>
> for i in xrange(sys.maxint):
>    if i % 100 =0:
>       print i
>
>   

What version of Python gives an error on that code?   My 2.6.2 works fine.

If you do need a larger xrange, you can easily write your own.  Here's 
one called brange().  It'd be a bit more work to make the 3-argument 
version.

def brange(limit):
    i = 0
    while i < limit:
        yield i
        i += 1





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