[Python-Dev] Adding winerror module (Beta 1 schedule ?)

Neal Norwitz nnorwitz at gmail.com
Sun Jun 18 19:18:55 CEST 2006

On 6/18/06, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> Anthony Baxter wrote:
> >> I'd also like to get the new winerror module in before
> >> beta1 is released - documentation will follow next week:
> >
> > Hm. A new python module should be OK - but I was under the impression
> > that then large piles of the standard library would be updated to use
> > this new module. I'm less happy (much less) about this happening for
> > 2.5.
> I don't think that a lot of code currently uses the Windows
> error codes. If code does use the Windows error codes, then
> they usually hard-code the values in the module, so replacing
> those values with ones from winerror wouldn't cause breakage.
> winerror only contains mappings from error codes to error
> names and vice-versa.
> I agree, that it's a bit late in the 2.5 release process
> to add a new module. Perhaps it should wait until 2.6.

That's a big part of the reason I'd like to wait.  I think Martin had
something about it he didn't like.  If the API isn't right, it's hard
to change.  If we wait for 2.6, we can have more confidence the API
will be good and we won't have to rush anything.


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