Guido van Rossum writes:
I wish I had done it right from the start -- then exceptions would have been classes from the start and would have required inheritance from the Exception base class. Like in Java. (And in C++?)
I've seen this said or hinted at in a couple of places (the specific requirement that exception derive from Exception), but I've seen nothing that indicates any reason or derived value for this. Could someone please clarify?
-- Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org> Corporation for National Research Initiatives