[NumPy-Tickets] [NumPy] #301: Make power and divide return floats from int inputs (like true_divide)

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#301: Make power and divide return floats from int inputs (like true_divide)
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 Reporter:  stefan       |       Owner:  somebody      
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  needs_decision
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  Unscheduled   
Component:  numpy.core   |     Version:                
 Keywords:               |  
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Comment(by mwiebe):

 Ralf's proposal looks fine to me. Since power is a function which grows
 quickly, it will also easily overflow in a fixed-size integer
 implementation, something Python with variable-sized ints doesn't have to
 worry about.

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