On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 2:57 AM, Yury Selivanov email@example.com wrote:
On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 12:50 PM Chris Angelico firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: >
On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 2:11 AM, Victor Stinner email@example.com wrote: [..]
For me, it's fine to catch any exception using "except:" if the block contains "raise", typical pattern to cleanup a resource in case of error. Otherwise, there is a risk of leaking open file or not flushing data on disk, for example.
Pardon the dumb question, but why is try/finally unsuitable?
Because try..finally isn't equivalent to try..except? Perhaps you should look at the actual code: https://github.com/python/cpython/blob/b609e687a076d77bdd687f5e4def85e29a044...
Oh. Duh. Yep, it was a dumb question. Sorry! The transport should ONLY be closed on error.