[Python-Dev] Deprecating string exceptions

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Sat, 6 Apr 2002 00:09:52 -0500

>>>>> "GvR" == Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> writes:

    GvR> Well, it could certainly grow more standard stuff (like a
    GvR> traceback pointer) and that would be more useful if there was
    GvR> a common base class to inherit it from.

Agreed.  Of course you can always play the old NeXTSTEP game of having
one base class for backwards compatibility and another for the New
Way, but that's probably more complexity than you really want.