WindowsError is not available on linux?

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Wed Nov 18 20:53:34 CET 2009


In article <mailman.599.1258510702.2873.python-list at python.org>,
Peng Yu  <pengyu.ut at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>It's not clear to me whether WindowsError is available on linux or
>not, after I read the document. 

Here's what I told a co-worker to do yesterday:

if os.name == 'nt':
    DiskError = (OSError, WindowsError)
else:
    DiskError = WindowsError

try:
    disk_operation()
except DiskError:
    logit()
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