[Python-3000] How far to go with cleaning up exceptions
brett at python.org
Sat Mar 3 03:22:08 CET 2007
On 3/2/07, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Brett Cannon wrote:
> > I think the slice removal is easy. But getting rid of 'args' and
> > making BaseException's constructor only take a single argument is not
> > painless. But a warning should help get this done in a reasonable
> > fashion.
> The exception slicing is the only thing I ever thought was particularly
> odd - the rest of the current exception API has never really bothered me.
> All I would suggest doing is to move the BaseException constructor
> closer to PEP 352 by always setting the message attribute to
> str(args) rather than only doing it when the constructor is called
> with a single argument.
If 'args' is not removed that will definitely happen as that came out
to be an odd special-casing.
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