Exceptional inheritance patterns (was Re: [Python-Dev] Python in
pyth at devel.trillke.net
Fri Aug 6 09:45:09 CEST 2004
Greg Ewing wrote:
> > My point is that I like to regard try/except as a mechanism for
> > "out-of-band" objects. Guidos "should be shot" seems to indicate he
> > sees try/except only useful/applicable to exception-handling.
> If the root exception class were called something else,
> such as 'Raisable', would that make you feel better?
Yes, I certainly wouldn't object. I guess this would mean 'Exception'
would derive from Raisable because Exception itself should probably not
go away. Hey, strings could inherit from Raisable, too! Just kidding :-)
Then again, i think Python has a tradition of not requiring inheritance
but just behaviour. And doesn't this whole issue only exist because
"raise X" with X being a class and autoinstantiated is allowed?
Well, anyway, let's not add too much to the current python-dev traffic
with this issue. I think it has been brought up a couple of times
Hey, i have an idea: why not create a python-syntax mailing list
(or python-hell :-) ?
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