On Sun, Oct 3, 2021 at 11:48 AM Irit Katriel via Python-Dev <python-dev@python.org> wrote:

We wonder if people have a view on which of the following is clearer/better:
1. except *E as e:  //  except *(E1, E2) as e:
2. except* E as e:  //  except* (E1, E2) as e:
(The difference is in the whitespace around the *).

At the moment * is a separate token so both are allowed, but we could change that (e.g., make except* a token), and in any case we need to settle on a convention that we use in documentation, etc.
It is also not too late to opt for a completely different syntax if a better one is suggested. 

It is difficult to understand why any special syntax is needed at all. ExceptionGroup is still an exception class like any other, isn't it? Why wouldn't the existing syntax suffice?

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