Martin v. Löwis added the comment: The description of OverflowError is that is is "raised when the result of an arithmetic operation is too large to be represented", so it doesn't actually need to overflow. Still, I see that ∞ actually isn't too large to be represented (and the documentation points out that integer operations will raise MemoryError instead of OverflowError). So yes, ValueError seems more appropriate.
+1 for fixing this in 3.4, only. ---------- nosy: +loewis _______________________________________ Python tracker <rep...@bugs.python.org> <http://bugs.python.org/issue16469> _______________________________________ _______________________________________________ Python-bugs-list mailing list Unsubscribe: http://mail.python.org/mailman/options/python-bugs-list/archive%40mail-archive.com