[Distutils] install_headers,install_data

Greg Ward gward@python.net
Tue, 20 Jun 2000 23:39:12 -0400

On 08 June 2000, Moshe Zadka said:
> Great work, but one small nit: you use try/except in two places there.
> The first just catch ValueError's, and the second can catch
> (IOError, os.error), though I'm not sure what for: if there are problems
> reading config.h, it seems we're in a pretty mess: pretending everything 
> is alright won't make it so <wink>

As of a few days ago, the "correct" way to deal with IOError and
os.error is to call 'grok_environment_error()'.  Eg. from core.py (well, 
this is how it *should* look...):

        dist.run_commands ()
    except KeyboardInterrupt:
        raise SystemExit, "interrupted"
    except EnvironmentError, exc:
        error = grok_environment_error(exc)

        if DEBUG:
            sys.stderr.write(error + "\n")
            raise SystemExit, error
'grok_environment_error()' makes the best of a bad situation, ie. the
number of inconsistent ways that an IOError or os.error object can exist

Greg Ward - Unix geek                                   gward@python.net
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