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Author telmich
Recipients eric.araujo, neologix, pitrou, r.david.murray, telmich
Date 2012-03-20.03:57:44
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Dear Charles-François,

for everybody who is not *programming* python (imagine there is a *real* user) the tracebacks are useless. Even worse, because the error messages are *changing*, because of different library parts not catching the exception.

Thus someone who is not used to python must have the impression that something must be really broken, if random errors appear on pressing the de-facto standard key kombination to exit a program.

The problem here is that the user is confronted with unwanted output, produced by the interpreter, which is not possible to be caught by a programmer to prevent this situation happening.

It is like the Windows 3.11 error message boxes, which never made sense to you, but appeared way too often and made you feel bad (hope this makes the problem more clear).
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2012-03-20 03:57:45telmichsetrecipients: + telmich, pitrou, eric.araujo, r.david.murray, neologix
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