[Numpy-discussion] MAINT: Use of except-pass blocks
Michael Dubravski
mdubravski at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 15:12:42 EDT 2021
Okay thank you for the input. Do you have any recommendations for the type of exception classes that they could be changed to?
From: NumPy-Discussion <numpy-discussion-bounces+mdubravski=gmail.com at python.org> on behalf of Benjamin Root <ben.v.root at gmail.com>
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Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 2:58 PM
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Subject: Re: [Numpy-discussion] MAINT: Use of except-pass blocks
In both of those situations, the `pass` aspect makes sense, although they probably should specify a better exception class to catch. The first one, with the copyto() has a comment that explains what is goingon. The second one, dealing with adding to the docstring, is needed because one can run python in the "optimized" mode, which strips out docstrings.
On Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 2:27 PM Michael Dubravski <mdubravski at gmail.com> wrote:
Hello everyone,
There are multiple instances of except-pass blocks within the codebase that to my knowledge are bad practices (Referencing This StackOverflow Article. For example in numpy/ma/core.py there is an except-pass block that catches all exceptions thrown. Another example of this can be found in numpy/core/function_base.py. I was wondering if it would be a good idea to add some print statements for logging the exceptions caught. Also for cases where except-pass blocks are needed, is there an explanation for not logging exceptions?
https://github.com/numpy/numpy/blob/914407d51b878bf7bf34dbd8dd72cc2dbc428673/numpy/ma/core.py#L1034-L1041
https://github.com/numpy/numpy/blob/914407d51b878bf7bf34dbd8dd72cc2dbc428673/numpy/core/function_base.py#L461-L472
Thanks,
Michael Dubravski
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