[Python-ideas] PEP 3151: Reworking the OS and IO exception hierarchy

Alexander Belopolsky alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 23:47:21 CEST 2010

2010/7/24 Ivan Pozdeev <vano at mail.mipt.ru>:
>> Why would you consider new classes that would be based on a survey of
>> the errnos that developers actually check for in published code to be
>> "arbitrary"?
> Since the list would be a sole opinion of some people who take part in
> the survey, you'll be constantly faced with demands of other people
> who want to have "shortcuts" for something else too.

I think you misunderstood the survey methodology.  It was not a survey
of developers, instead large bodies of code were examined.   There is
nothing arbitrary or subjective in this approach.

FWIW, am +1 on the PEP.

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