Python style: exceptions vs. sys.exit()

Ross Ridge rridge at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Thu Sep 25 23:09:17 CEST 2008


Bruno Desthuilliers  <bruno.42.desthuilliers at websiteburo.invalid> wrote:
>Also note that there are quite a couples cases where the library authors 
>themselves cannot predict which exception types may be raised - as soon 
>as the library functions expect callback functions, file-like or 
>dict-like or whatever-like objects etc, it's the caller's responsability 
>to handle the exceptions that may be raised by what *he* passes to the 
>library...

Ug... that's another documentation pet-peeve of mine.  Libraries that
say they take file-like (or whatever-like) object, but don't say exactly
how file-like it needs.

					Ross Ridge

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