Testing whether imported function failed

brianc at temple.edu brianc at temple.edu
Tue Jun 8 18:12:48 CEST 2004


To all,

I have to make a lot of calls to a C++ library binded to python. 
The problem is that the functions/methods don't raise
exceptions when they fail to do their job. Instead they return
a 0 for a failure and a 1 for a successful completion.
>>> do_something(object)
1
>>> do_something(object)
0

I spent two days tracking down a bug that could have easily
been found if the call loudly failed. Is there anyway to
blanket test this integer 1/0 output so I can catch these
errors before they become untraceable?

Thank you,
Brian




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