[Distutils] PEP 517 again
greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Aug 25 21:00:11 EDT 2017
> I agree with Nick that exceptions are the way to do things in Python
I don't agree that exceptions are the way to do "things"
in general. They're the way to so *some* things. The question
is whether the thing we're talking about is one of those
> The reasoning behind this
> is that Python has in general adopted this approach (Nick is right that
> they would have used NotImplementedError for binary operations except
> for performance issues)
But only because NotImplemented is an out-of-band condition
for operations in general. We're not talking about a general
operation here, but a very specific one that only has a couple
of possible results.
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