Guido> Sorry. I told you I hadn't read the thread the first time around.
So, do we agree on this point?
Yes, "except:" should catch all exceptions, and in the future (when we can enforce the rule) so should "except Exception:".
Guido> We should fix the "except:" examples by catching a very specific Guido> error, like AttributeError, TypeError or KeyError. *Not* by Guido> catching Exception or StandardError.
Correct. That's what the long-standing bug #411881 is about. It just deals with the standard library however, and doesn't delve into the stuff in Tools, Demos, etc.
That's OK. But I don't understand why that bug would provide an argument for special-casing KeyboardInterrupt.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/%7Eguido/)