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Author cykerway
Recipients cykerway, mark.dickinson, steven.daprano
Date 2021-12-24.23:40:21
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Alright that helps. I guess I now understand what's happening here. Here are the two numbers in question:

>>> M = int('1'*53+'0'*971, 2)
>>> N = int('1'*53+'0'+'1'*970, 2)

M is the largest number in binary64 range, while N is the largest number that does not emit an OverflowError when converted to binary64. N+1 will emit that error. N-M == 2**970-1 which means N is larger than M that caused the confusion.
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