[Python-Dev] Exception Reorg PEP checked in
mwh at python.net
Sun Aug 14 21:21:31 CEST 2005
Wilfredo Sánchez Vega <wsanchez at wsanchez.net> writes:
> I'm curious about why Python lacks FileNotFoundError,
> PermissionError and the like as subclasses of IOError.
Good question. Lack of effort/inertia?
> Catching IOError and looking at errno to figure out what went
> wrong seems pretty unpythonic, and I've often wished for built-in
> subclasses of IOError.
The py library does this (http://codespeak.net/py).
> I sometimes subclass them myself, but a lot of the time, I'm
> catching such exceptions as thrown by the standard library.
Well, indeed. OTOH, functions like os.open aren't really *meant* to
I don't think this is something I can get interested enough in to work
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