[Python-Dev] XML runtime errors?

Guido van Rossum guido@beopen.com
Tue, 12 Sep 2000 16:55:48 -0500

> stoopid question: why the heck is xmllib using
> "RuntimeError" to flag XML syntax errors?

Because it's too cheap to declare its own exception?

> raise RuntimeError, 'Syntax error at line %d: %s' % (self.lineno, message)
> what's wrong with "SyntaxError"?

That would be the wrong exception unless it's parsing Python source

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.pythonlabs.com/~guido/)