[Python-Dev] thoughts on having EOFError inherit from EnvironmentError?

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Apr 16 06:39:02 CEST 2008

On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 8:40 PM, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Guido van Rossum wrote:
>  >>  Often I raise EnvironmentErrors of my own to signal
>  >>  parsing errors.
>  >
> > Well, that's your problem. That's not what EnvironmentErrors are for.
>  But it seems like it's what it *should* be for.

You are unique in demanding this.

>  I'd be happy to use some other standard exception
>  type if one existed at the right point in the hierarchy
>  to catch what I want to catch, but there isn't one.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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