[Python-Dev] TypeError and AttributeError

Finn Bock bckfnn@worldonline.dk
Wed, 11 Jul 2001 22:44:54 GMT

>>>>>> "JA" == James Althoff <James_Althoff@i2.com> writes:
>    JA> would it make sense to make AttributeError a subclass of
>    JA> TypeError so that
>    JA> except (TypeError):
>    JA> would become equally "safe" (and simpler)?


>No, but it /might/ make sense to give them a new common base class
>between them and Exception.  If so, called what?


I think it would have made sense, but it probably wouldn't have helped.
Users still see a specific exception thrown and write code against that.