What's up with site.Quitter?

Georg Brandl g.brandl-nospam at gmx.net
Wed Sep 27 10:32:17 CEST 2006


James Stroud wrote:
> Hello All,
> 
> Still jubilantly configuring my work environment for python 2.5, I came 
> accross a curiosity when writing an automatic vim syntax file creator 
> (so I can automatically update my syntax coloring with future python 
> releases).
> 
> It seems I can find a reference to just about every type except those 
> for "exit" and "quit" in the standard library somewhere. E.g.:
> 
> py> type(__builtins__.Ellipsis) is types.EllipsisType
> True
> 
> However, in an appearant break with consistency, this can not be done 
> for "exit" and "quit" because site.Quitter is nested inside of the 
> setquit() function in the site.py module.
> 
> Would moving this class definition to module level be something that 
> would meet with great resistance?

Not really, but what would you do with it? It's an internal object used
for only exit() and quit(), and of no real use elsewhere.

Georg



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