[Python-Dev] OSError.errno => exception hierarchy?

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Thu Apr 2 22:25:09 CEST 2009

2009/4/2 Gustavo Carneiro <gjcarneiro at gmail.com>:
> Apologies if this has already been discussed.

I don't believe it has ever been discussed to be implemented.

> Apparently no one has bothered yet to turn OSError + errno into a hierarchy
> of OSError subclasses, as it should.  What's the problem, no will to do it,
> or no manpower?

Python doesn't need any more builtin exceptions to clutter the
namespace. Besides, what's wrong with just checking the errno?


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