September 13th, 2013, 09:45 PM
In case of disaster
From a technical point of view, which means from the viewpoint of a properly partitioned Linux system and the hardware it runs on, what would happen if you did this:
>>>a = 1; while a > 0; a += 1
Assume, for argument's sake, that you never hit ctrl-c or otherwise took steps to interrupt execution of that line of interactive code.
September 14th, 2013, 10:29 PM
This will run forever. Python2 uses, (as I recall) machine representation until it overflows, then continues with extended precision. Python3 makes no distinction, but otherwise you cannot tell the difference. Answered in an inebriated state.
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