2009/7/18 Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen@xemacs.org>
Michael Foord writes:

 > That exceptions can be silently swallowed in a finally block (which
 > is 'expected' and usually intended to propagate exceptions)

I would say "intended to be executed regardless of control transfer
out of the try block".

 > in the presence of a return (or a break apparently) is worrying.

 > Another solution would be to have the exception raised instead of
 > swallowed.

That would really piss off anybody who deliberately put a return in a
finally block, I think.

I think the current behavior (swallowing an exception that most people would expect to be re-raised) surprises and pisses people off. Guido has already made a pronouncement so not much point continuing this discussion.