[Python-Dev] UUID module
python-dev at zesty.ca
Mon Jun 12 10:49:45 CEST 2006
On Sun, 11 Jun 2006, Giovanni Bajo wrote:
> Some comments on the code:
> > for dir in ['', r'c:\windows\system32', r'c:\winnt\system32']:
> Can we get rid of these absolute paths? Something like this should suffice:
> >>> from ctypes import *
> >>> buf = create_string_buffer(4096)
> >>> windll.kernel32.GetSystemDirectoryA(buf, 4096)
> >>> buf.value.decode("mbcs")
I'd like to, but i don't want to use a method for finding the system
directory that depends on ctypes. Is there a more general way?
> > for function in functions:
> > try:
> > _node = function()
> > except:
> > continue
> This also hides typos and whatnot.
The intended semantics of getnode() are that it cannot fail.
The individual *_getnode() functions do throw exceptions if
something goes wrong, and so they can be tested individually
on platforms where they are expected to work.
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