Author loewis
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Date 2012-11-14.15:09:38
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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.
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