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Author r.david.murray
Recipients docs@python, r.david.murray, skrah, terry.reedy, theme
Date 2014-06-02.18:45:04
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"Integers are outside a required range" makes me wonder why it isn't a ValueError.  An OverflowError should be the result of a *computation*, IMO, not a bounds check.

So, maybe add your sentence with the additional phrase "for historical reasons"? :)
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