[issue14229] On KeyboardInterrupt, the exit code should mirror the signal number

Éric Araujo report at bugs.python.org
Sat Mar 10 22:39:30 CET 2012


Éric Araujo <merwok at netwok.org> added the comment:

The Debian bug has some more convincing examples:

> any Python program which is expected to implement the interface of (say) "diff" is buggy, because
> it may exit status 1 ("comparison successful; differences found") when it should have died with
> SIGINT ("comparison not completed due to interrupt signal"); this could in principle cause data loss
> in some applications.

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nosy: +eric.araujo

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