[Python-Dev] Exception Reorg PEP revised yet again
bcannon at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 23:34:00 CEST 2005
On 8/10/05, Raymond Hettinger <raymond.hettinger at verizon.net> wrote:
> > > 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)?
Don't quite follow what that has to do with making WindowsError become
os.WindowsError. Yes, OSError is meant for platform-agnostic OS
errors by the os module, but how does that affect the proposed move of
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