[SciPy-user] fromfile, item, what other output than stdout / stderr is used ?

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker@noaa....
Mon May 11 13:43:03 CDT 2009

Pauli Virtanen wrote:
> Fromstring raises "ValueError: string is smaller than requested size" if 
> the string is too short to contain the requested data. Should fromfile do 
> the same,

yes. Or some other exception.

> or do we want to just raise a warning and return fewer items? 

maybe, but I don't like that -- you'd have to write code to catch it.

> Or maybe only return fewer items, without a warning?

absolutely not! Then we'd all have to write code to check the result 
every time -- yech!


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