slow try statements in python?
Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Mon Feb 17 23:20:30 CET 2003
Mark Higgins wrote:
> I've seen quite a few examples of python code where try statements are
> used to control the flow of a program... seems reasonable, but with my
> background in C++ I'm always concerned that try statements are slow.
> Is this a concern in python?
No, since they're already de facto used for flow control in certain
Besides, even in C++, the idea is that the _throwing_ of an exception
might be expensive, but the defensive handling of one with a try...catch
clause should be very cheap.
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