[Python-Dev] When to use EOFError?

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Mon Jun 27 18:06:31 EDT 2016

On 06/27/2016 02:54 PM, Greg Ewing wrote:
> Nikolaus Rath wrote:
>> I think EOFError conveys more information. UnpicklingError can mean a
>> lot of things, EOFError tells you the precise problem: pickle expected
>> more data, but there was nothing left.
> I think EOFError should be used for EOF between pickles,
> but UnpicklingError should be used for EOF in the middle of
> a pickle. The former is not necessarily an error, but the
> latter definitely is.

Why is hitting the end of a file between pickles an error?


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