[Python-Dev] Exception Reorg PEP revised yet again
raymond.hettinger at verizon.net
Thu Aug 11 01:45:40 CEST 2005
> > Then I don't follow what you mean by "moved under os".
> In other words, to get the exception, do ``from os import
> WindowsError``. Unfortunately we don't have a generic win module to
> put it under. Maybe in the platform module instead?
-1 on either. The WindowsError exception needs to in the main exception
tree. It occurs in too many different modules and applications. That
is a good reason for being in the main tree.
If the name bugs you, I would support renaming it to PlatformError or
somesuch. That would make it free for use with Mac errors and Linux
errors. Also, it wouldn't tie a language feature to the name of an MS
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