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Re: Preferred Backup Method?

On Wednesday 05 December 2007, 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.

Until someone comes along and spends an hour fixing it.

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