cascading python executions only if return code is 0

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Mon Dec 23 04:45:27 CET 2013

On Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 2:43 PM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at> wrote:
> Another C thing to complain about, with functions like malloc the status
> code and value returned are one and the same thing, except that NULL is
> failure in this case.

How's that a problem? Python has the same:


will return a bit of memory, or None if it can't get any. Not
materially different. Remember, C doesn't have exceptions. In C++, the
'new' operator will throw an exception if it can't provide memory.


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