[docs] [issue15034] Devguide should document best practices for stdlib exceptions

Terry J. Reedy report at bugs.python.org
Sun Jul 1 01:08:10 CEST 2012


Terry J. Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> added the comment:

I agree with Raymond that this, especially super() is not tutorial material. I agree with David that we need something somewhere else. Just today a commit was pushed about IOException subclasses causing problems because they have an __init__ but don't call super(). (Something like that.) I had no idea about this issue.

The stdlib has things like "class ModException(Exception): pass". Is that okay because it does *not* have __init__ override?

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