On Apr 7, 2020, at 22:58, Stephen J. Turnbull email@example.com wrote:
BTW, although obviously I don't like the idea much, I think
except BaseException as result with f:
reads better than the original suggestion:
except BaseException with f as result:
in the event this idea gets some takeup.
I don’t like the idea either; but I think I like your version even less.
It reads perfectly well, but with the wrong meaning. Even though I know what you’re intending, I can’t make myself read that as result getting bound to what f returns, only as result getting bound to the exception.
The original version, by contrast, is weird and confusing as English (and unnecessary, since you could do the exact same thing with a normal except clause and result=f(esc) instead of pass as the body…) but clearly result is getting bound to something to do with f.