Why should I switch to Python?
pinard at iro.umontreal.ca
Sun Apr 2 08:15:08 EDT 2000
"Tim Peters" <tim_one at email.msn.com> writes:
> Python's [...] philosophy of raising exceptions is "gripe whenever there's
> a reasonable doubt" rather than "assume the programmer meant whatever
> they wrote".
That one is particularly valuable to me. When I write C, it is very tedious
having to check all return codes and take a diagnostic action for most cases.
Of course, I could do like many and just check here and there, but then,
error handling has no spinal chord. This aspect of C programming has been
bothering me for the last twelve years :-). In Python, I only have to
handle errors for which I want something else than a diagnostic action,
which is much less burden while programming.
François Pinard http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~pinard
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