Keys To The Kingdom

Alex Martelli aleaxit at
Tue Jul 10 11:37:07 CEST 2001

"Tim Daneliuk" <tundra at> wrote in message
news:3B4AC204.80941297 at
> Tim Hammerquist wrote:
> >
> >
> > This works for me:
> >
> >     try:
> >         input = raw_input()
> >     except KeyboardInterrupt:
> >         # handle Ctrl-C
> >
> > The only difference I see is the capital 'B' you have in
> > 'KeyboardInterrupt'.  Change it to lowercase and see what happens.
> (Whoops, I spelled it wrong here, but correctly in my program.)
> This code fragment works fine under Unix (FreeBSD 4.3) but not under
> Windows 2000.  Is this a known bug or is there some magic I'm missing?

It seems to me (trying under NT4) that raw_input() is generating
an EOFError on Ctrl-C (or Ctrl-Break) rather than the exception
you (reasonably expect), i.e. KeyboardInterrupt.  Maybe try an
    except (KeyboardInterrupt, EOFError):
        # whatever
to catch both...?  Of course, on Unix EOFError would happen if
the user hit Ctrl-D rather than Ctrl-C, and on Windows also on
Ctrl-Z followed by a return, but...


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