[Python-Dev] IO module precisions and exception hierarchy

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Sep 29 01:19:30 CEST 2009

Michael Foord wrote:

> Well, the file type knows what mode it is opened in so catching these 
> errors is really not difficult at all.

Yes, in this particular case it could do some checking of
its own before making the system call. But this still has
nothing to do with the exception hierarchy.


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