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Jason R. Coombs  committed ee94b89

Issue #13211: Add .reason attribute to HTTPError to implement parent class (URLError) interface.

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File Lib/test/test_urllib2.py

         req = Request(url)
         self.assertEqual(req.get_full_url(), url)
 
+def test_HTTPError_interface():
+    """
+    Issue 13211 reveals that HTTPError didn't implement the URLError
+    interface even though HTTPError is a subclass of URLError.
+
+    >>> err = urllib2.HTTPError(msg='something bad happened', url=None, code=None, hdrs=None, fp=None)
+    >>> assert hasattr(err, 'reason')
+    >>> err.reason
+    'something bad happened'
+    """
+
 def test_main(verbose=None):
     from test import test_urllib2
     test_support.run_doctest(test_urllib2, verbose)

File Lib/urllib2.py

     def __str__(self):
         return 'HTTP Error %s: %s' % (self.code, self.msg)
 
+    # since URLError specifies a .reason attribute, HTTPError should also
+    #  provide this attribute. See issue13211 fo discussion.
+    @property
+    def reason(self):
+        return self.msg
+
 # copied from cookielib.py
 _cut_port_re = re.compile(r":\d+$")
 def request_host(request):