Python style: exceptions vs. sys.exit()

greg greg at
Fri Oct 3 07:09:07 CEST 2008

Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> In message <00f15d41$0$20617$c3e8da3 at>, Steven D'Aprano
> wrote:
> > (2) Even when the source is available, it is sometimes a legal trap to
> > read it with respect to patents and copyright.
> That's not how patents work.

I don't think that's how copyrights work either. As far as
I know, whether something is deemed a derivative work is
judged on the basis of how similar it is to another work,
not whether its author had knowledge of the other work.
As long as you express an idea in an original way, it
shouldn't matter where you got the idea from.


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