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Title: Type: Long integer arithmetic behavior resolved Python 3.8
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Status: Resolution: closed not a bug David Srebnick, remi.lapeyre normal

Created on 2020-07-03 12:26 by David Srebnick, last changed 2022-04-11 14:59 by admin. This issue is now closed.

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msg372925 - (view) Author: David Srebnick (David Srebnick) Date: 2020-07-03 12:26
```The following program is one way of computing the sum of digits in a number.  It works properly for the first case, but fails for the second one.

def digitsum(num):
digsum = 0
tnum = num
while tnum > 0:
print("tnum = %d, digsum = %d" % (tnum,digsum))
digsum += (tnum % 10)
tnum = int((tnum - (tnum % 10)) / 10)
return digsum

print(digitsum(9999999999999999))
print(digitsum(99999999999999999))```
msg372929 - (view) Author: Rémi Lapeyre (remi.lapeyre) * Date: 2020-07-03 12:40
```This is because you used the floating point division operator `/` instead of the integer division `//`:

def digitsum(num):
digsum = 0
tnum = num
while tnum > 0:
print("tnum = %d, digsum = %d" % (tnum,digsum))
digsum += (tnum % 10)
tnum = int((tnum - (tnum % 10)) // 10)
return digsum

gives the result you expect.

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The various numeric operator are documented at https://docs.python.org/3/library/stdtypes.html#numeric-types-int-float-complex```
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