[Python-Dev] A type of out-of-range exception for %c

Łukasz Langa lukasz at langa.pl
Sun Jun 23 23:27:27 CEST 2013

On 23 cze 2013, at 21:07, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:

> The most annoying thing here is that OverflowError doesn't subclass
> ValueError.

My intuition would rather make OverflowError subclass RuntimeError. Am I wrong?

That means I support Serhiy's point that %c would be less surprising raising a ValueError. Backwards compatibility is an unfortunate blocker here, I suppose.

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Łukasz Langa

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