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Author belopolsky
Recipients belopolsky, berker.peksag, ethan.furman, mark.dickinson, pitrou, scoder, serhiy.storchaka, skrah, terry.reedy
Date 2015-04-27.19:35:10
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>  will confuse inexperienced users when they unexpectedly encounter with sys.exit(sys.EXIT_FAILURE) instead of sys.exit(1).

Are you serious?  I've seen senior programmers who thought that status < 0 means failure and status >= 0 means success.  Why would anyone who understands English would need to know what the numerical value of EXIT_FAILURE is to understand that status=EXIT_FAILURE means "failure"?

Not to mention that google returns a pageful of relevant links for "EXIT_FAILURE".
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