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On Sun, 2006-03-19 at 17:31 +1000, Nick Coghlan wrote:
With PEP 352 (tweaked to move GeneratorExit out from under Exception):
With Barry's proposed hierarchy:
The additional pain required in order to have 'Exception' at the root of the hierarchy just isn't worth it.
One quibble. Since the term used for the general concept of something that is raised and caught is "exception" and since all the raise-able objects live in a module called "exceptions", it is confusing that "except Exception" will not catch all exceptions.