# sys.maxint

**maxint**

The largest positive integer supported by Python’s regular integer
type. This is at least 2**31-1. The largest negative integer is
`-maxint-1`

— the asymmetry results from the use of 2’s complement
binary arithmetic.

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**maxint**

The largest positive integer supported by Python’s regular integer
type. This is at least 2**31-1. The largest negative integer is
`-maxint-1`

— the asymmetry results from the use of 2’s complement
binary arithmetic.