On Tue, 21 Dec 1999, Guido van Rossum wrote:
... [Fred Drake]
This breaks as soon as the standard exceptions are strings; does this mean -X will be removed in the next release? (Please????)
Not a bad idea.
Anybody got a reason why -X should stay?
(The next step would be to outlaw raise with a string argument; I think I can't make that for 1.6. But it would be a good idea to scan the standard library for string exceptions and convert all of them.)
Keep string exceptions. I think there is probably a lot of code that still uses them. I know I do :-)
We can issues warnings about string exceptions via the type-checking tool.