Author Anthony Sottile
Recipients Anthony Sottile
Date 2020-09-12.00:17:04
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For example:

>>> import pwd
>>> pwd.getpwnam("test")
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
KeyError: "getpwnam(): name not found: 'test'"


An improvement would be something which doesn't have the extra set of quotes such as:

>>> import pwd
>>> pwd.getpwnam("test")
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
KeyError: getpwnam(): name not found: 'test'



I understand this is due to the `KeyError` repr, I wonder if something could be done to improve this (maybe a subclass of KeyError? maybe a new  optional named-only argument to KeyError?)


Seems there are others which could be improved here as well:

>>> import unicodedata
>>> unicodedata.lookup('zzz')
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
KeyError: "undefined character name 'zzz'"
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