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Author ncoghlan
Recipients jdemeyer, ncoghlan, rhettinger
Date 2018-06-22.13:25:45
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OverflowError covers cases like greater-than-sys.maxsize range instances, where the object itself is conceptually finite, but the length can't be represented as a C integer.

This case is different: it's a category error where the question being asked doesn't even make sense for the affected type.

However, unlike len(), where a missing __len__() implementation inherently raises TypeError, backwards compatibility requires operator.length_hint() to handle a missing implementation __length_hint__ implementation as equivalent to an implementation that returns a length hint of 0.
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