Re: Exception Names

Tom Anderson <>
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 14:03:49 +0000
On Fri, 27 Mar 2009, Mike Schilling wrote:

Lew wrote:

rossum wrote:

On Fri, 27 Mar 2009 11:58:20 +0000, Tom Anderson
<> wrote: should throw an EOFException instead of returning
-1 at the end of a stream. Checking return values for special
values is goofy C bullshit that we shouldn't be doing in the 21st

It may bee goofy but it is very likely to be a whole lot faster.
Throwing and catching an exception is probably going to be a lot
slower than checking the return value.

Besides, there's nothing exceptional about reaching the end of a
stream. One would venture to say that one nearly always reaches the
end of a stream, *unless* something exceptional happens.

Right; the most Java-ish thing would be for Streams to be

   while (stream.hasNext())
       char c =;

or even

   for (char c: stream)

Is this a good time to mention that in python, iterators don't have a
hasNext method, and instead their next method just throws StopIteration
at the end? :)


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