[Python-checkins] bpo-33699: Describe try's else clause with the rest of the try clause (GH-7252)
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bpo-33699: Describe try's else clause with the rest of the try clause (GH-7252)
(cherry picked from commit b086c8afdb8c862011e3e27d4c8f6833749f2c56)
Co-authored-by: Andrés Delfino <adelfino at gmail.com>
diff --git a/Doc/reference/compound_stmts.rst b/Doc/reference/compound_stmts.rst
index f8d7afbe496c..8d050a69a931 100644
@@ -314,9 +314,11 @@ from a function that handled an exception.
-The optional :keyword:`else` clause is executed if and when control flows off
-the end of the :keyword:`try` clause. [#]_ Exceptions in the :keyword:`else`
-clause are not handled by the preceding :keyword:`except` clauses.
+The optional :keyword:`else` clause is executed if the control flow leaves the
+:keyword:`try` suite, no exception was raised, and no :keyword:`return`,
+:keyword:`continue`, or :keyword:`break` statement was executed. Exceptions in
+the :keyword:`else` clause are not handled by the preceding :keyword:`except`
.. index:: keyword: finally
@@ -831,10 +833,6 @@ It is a :exc:`SyntaxError` to use ``async with`` statement outside of an
there is a :keyword:`finally` clause which happens to raise another
exception. That new exception causes the old one to be lost.
-.. [#] Currently, control "flows off the end" except in the case of an exception
- or the execution of a :keyword:`return`, :keyword:`continue`, or
- :keyword:`break` statement.
.. [#] A string literal appearing as the first statement in the function body is
transformed into the function's ``__doc__`` attribute and therefore the
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