[Python-Dev] Fix import errors to have data

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Tue Jul 27 19:29:21 CEST 2004

Tim Peters wrote:
> [Charles Cazabon]
>>This is a bit I've never been quite sure of.  If a module knows it imports
>>something not available everywhere, and can handle that bit missing, shouldn't
>>it already wrap its import of that module in a try: ... except ImportError:
> Sure!  Jim wants to distinguish "absenceness" from "brokenness" for
> some reason.  It's not clear to my why

Because a broken module is something that should get fixed.

Hiding errors is a bad thing.  It's like using hasattr. :)


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