"Samuele Pedroni" email@example.com writes:
But this is legal in 2.2
... pass ...
(<type 'str'>, <class exceptions.Exception at 0x00757700>)
so the issue is more subtle or I'm missing something?
The issue is more subtle: raising an instance of Z counts as raising a string, so you cannot catch with with "except Z", but you can catch it with the identical object.
However, this is not the issue reported in bug #518846: Magnus Heino does not want to inherit from str, and his class does not inherit from Exception, either.
Also, I believe that using your class Z as an exception class should not be supported: a "proper" exception should not just merely inherit from Exception - it should have Exception as its only root class (Z has both object and Exception as root classes).
So yes, funny things can happen, but they are all accidental, and may stop happening without notice.