program to generate data helpful in finding duplicate large files

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Sat Sep 20 06:47:48 CEST 2014

On Sat, Sep 20, 2014 at 9:33 AM, Steven D'Aprano
<steve+comp.lang.python at> wrote:
> It's a bad idea to rely on features added to, since they aren't
> necessarily going to be available at all sites or in all implementations:
> steve at orac:/home/steve$ ipy
> IronPython 2.6 Beta 2 DEBUG ( on .NET 2.0.50727.1433
> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>>> exit(2)
> steve at orac:/home/steve$
> Bugger me, I'm going home!

This is the real reason for not relying on

rosuav at sikorsky:~$ python -S
Python 2.7.3 (default, Mar 13 2014, 11:03:55)
[GCC 4.7.2] on linux2
>>> exit
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
NameError: name 'exit' is not defined


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