[Python-3000] The future of exceptions

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Sep 4 01:04:25 CEST 2006

Brett Cannon wrote:

> Basically.  Memory usage goes up if you do this as it stands now.

I'm not sure I follow that. The traceback gets created anyway,
so how is it going to use more memory if it's attached to a
throwaway exception instead of kept in a sys variable?

If you keep the exception around, that would keep the
traceback too, but how often are exceptions kept for long
periods after being caught?


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