[Python-Dev] os.path.join failure mode

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sun Feb 10 00:23:17 CET 2013

Terry Reedy wrote:
> I agree. Since the exception type is not documented and since no one 
> should intentionally pass anything but strings, and therefore should not 
> be writing
> try:
>   os.path.join(a,b)
> except AttributeError:
>   barf()
> I think it would be acceptable to make a change in 3.4.

Why should we go out of our way to address this particular
case, and not any of the infinitely many other situations
where you could forget to add parens to a function call?


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