[Python-Dev] Exception Reorg PEP revised yet again

Raymond Hettinger raymond.hettinger at verizon.net
Wed Aug 10 23:27:47 CEST 2005

> > WindowsError
> > ------------
> >
> > This should be kept.  Unlike module specific exceptions, this
> > occurs in multiple places and diverse applications.  It is
> > to list as a builtin.
> >
> > "Too O/S specific" is not a reason for eliminating this.  Looking at
> > codebase there does not appear to be a good substitute.  Eliminating
> > this one would break code, decrease clarity, and cause modules to
> > competing variants.

> I unfortunately forgot to add that the exception would be moved under
> os, so it would be more of a renaming than a removal.

Isn't OSError already used for another purpose (non-platform dependent
exceptions raised by the os module)?


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