[XML-SIG] Another SAX Suggestion

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@pythonware.com
Sat, 1 May 1999 14:22:26 +0200


Walter Underwood wrote:
> At 11:19 AM 4/28/99 -0500, Paul Prescod wrote:
> >I would like to suggest the default error handlers do something useful:
> >
> >    def error(self, exception):
> >        "Handle a recoverable error."
> >        sys.stderr.write( "Error: "+ exception )
> 
> Since we write servers, we consider output to stderr from a library
> to be a defect.

I strongly agree.  libraries shouldn't print stuff unless
you explicitly tell them to.  use exceptions instead.

> Anybody else remember "RANGE ERROR" from the
> C math library?

anybody else stumbled upon the "Enter username/
Enter password" stuff down in urllib.py?

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