Author ezio.melotti
Recipients eric.araujo, ezio.melotti, jcea, max-alleged, petri.lehtinen, rhettinger, terry.reedy, xuanji
Date 2011-07-24.02:05:04
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> When an integer out of range(0, 256) is passed as the first argument,
> should we raise a ValueError or a TypeError?

ValueError = Inappropriate argument value (of correct type).
TypeError = Inappropriate argument type.

> Currently, a ValueError raised, but this may be bad for index and 
> rindex, as they raise a ValueError when the substring or byte is not found.

Then the users should check if the value is in range(256) before passing it to (r)index.
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