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Re: Preferred Backup Method?

On Thu, Dec 06, 2007 at 04:15:43AM +0100, s. keeling wrote:
> David Brodbeck <brodbd@u.washington.edu>:
> > 
> >  On Dec 5, 2007, at 6:52 AM, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> > > Please don't call this the "Usual Python error recovery problems".
> > > Python allows you to trap all the errors it could discover.  You just
> > > have to wrap everything in a try block.  So if you're getting error
> > > messages in a stack trace, then call it a bug.
> > 
> >  Fair enough.  It's just that probably 90% of the Python software I've  
> >  used has had this bug, so I came to assume it was inherent with that  
> >  programming language.
> You're not alone wrt python problems.  My latest run-in was with
> sarplot, which looks like it would be a great tool.  It's on
> Sourceforge, it ran on Redhat at one time ...  The Python manner of
> parsing env vars has since changed, and now sarplot is irretrievably
> broken, apparently.  Damn.  Perfectly good software, into the dustbin.

It must have been written for one version and subsequent versions don't
work right.  Either run it under the old python, or just change the
couple of lines that grab the env vars.  You've go the source since
python is a scripting language.


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