[Python-Dev] Idea for avoiding exception masking

Ka-Ping Yee ping@zesty.ca
Tue, 28 Jan 2003 18:36:03 -0600 (CST)

On Tue, 28 Jan 2003, Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> Python code has a number of cases where a higher
> level routine traps an exception and reraises it with
> new information and losing the lower level error
> detail in the process.

How about just holding on to the original exception and
storing it as an attribute (e.g. "cause") on the new exception?

-- ?!ng