WindowsError is not available on linux?

Aahz aahz at
Sat Nov 28 18:40:08 CET 2009

In article <mailman.656.1258577952.2873.python-list at>,
 <exarkun at> wrote:
>On 07:53 pm, aahz at wrote:
>>In article <mailman.599.1258510702.2873.python-list at>,
>>Peng Yu  <pengyu.ut at> 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 =3D=3D 'nt':
>>    DiskError =3D (OSError, WindowsError)
>>    DiskError =3D WindowsError
>>    disk_operation()
>>except DiskError:
>>    logit()
>This isn't necessary.  WindowsError subclasses OSError.

Thanks!  Much appreciated!  (I haven't done much Windows programming in
the past -- and would have preferred to keep it that way. ;-)
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