[Python-Dev] Dafanging the find() gotcha
Eric S Raymond
Mon, 5 Aug 2002 17:04:53 -0400
Andrew Koenig <email@example.com>:
> Eric> Raise an exception. Definitely. There is no reason to follow
> Eric> find() rigidly when the whole point is to have semantics
> Eric> different from find(). Besides, you're right to point out that
> Eric> changing this behavior could break existing code, and that is a
> Eric> big no-no.
> Changing the meaning of ('ab' in 'abc') might also break existing code.
I could construct a try/except case that would change, yes. Are you
being pedantic, or is this intended as a serious objection?
<a href="http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>