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Author belopolsky
Recipients belopolsky, berker.peksag, ethan.furman, mark.dickinson, pitrou, scoder, serhiy.storchaka, skrah, terry.reedy
Date 2015-04-27.19:17:24
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>> I want people to standardize on status=1 for a generic failure code.

> Why that? Multiple error codes can be used by the same program, depending on the kind of error.

Antoine, please read what I write carefully before disagreeing.  I want "to standardize on status=1 for a **generic** failure code". Cooperating processes can certainly agree on other values for the specific failure modes.

What I really want to avoid is the use of -1 as a generic failure code, because it leads to a rather common error

rc =
if rc < 0:
   raise Error   # never reached!
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