Guido van Rossum wrote:
(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.)
This would be waaaaay to big a change for Python 1.x. There are alot of Python modules outside the standard distribution that use string exceptions. This would be a huge backward incompatability.
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