Author belopolsky
Recipients belopolsky, christian.heimes, josm, rhettinger, robertwb, zanella
Date 2008-02-24.23:08:44
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Attached patch addresses OP's issue:

$ ./python.exe bad_range.py
[8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17]
here
[18446744073709551616L, 18446744073709551617L, 18446744073709551618L, 
18446744073709551619L, 18446744073709551620L, 18446744073709551621L, 
18446744073709551622L, 18446744073709551623L, 18446744073709551624L, 
18446744073709551625L]
[18446744073709551616L, 18446744073709551617L, 18446744073709551618L, 
18446744073709551619L, 18446744073709551620L, 18446744073709551621L, 
18446744073709551622L, 18446744073709551623L, 18446744073709551624L, 
18446744073709551625L]

The only existing test that fails is range(1e100, 1e101, 1e101) 
producing a TypeError. It will now produce

>>> range(1e100, 1e101, 1e101)
__main__:1: DeprecationWarning: integer argument expected, got float
[10000000000000000159028911097599180468360808563945281389781327557747838
772170381060813469985856815104L]

Note that range(1e100, 1e101) would still fail:
>>> range(1e100, 1e101)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
OverflowError: range() result has too many items

An alternative solution would be to disallow non-ints regardless of 
their value, but that is more likely to break someone's code.
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