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2016-05-16 11:20 GMT+02:00 Egor Skriptunoff <>:
> IMO, both Lua parser and tonumber() function should return correct
> float values in case of integer overflow.
> This can be done safely as it does not break the main feature of integers:
> integers will stay integers after tonumber(tostring(x)) conversion cycle.

Or nil.

But I agree: it is one thing for arithmetic overflow to produce
silent overflow into negative numbers, and another for literals
to be silently rendered as a number very different from what
the notation means.