[Python-Dev] Re: Syntax for "except"
tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Feb 10 13:58:27 EST 2004
"Edward C. Jones" <edcjones at erols.com> wrote in message
news:402901C1.4040405 at erols.com...
> Why was Python syntax designed so
> except (TypeError, ValueError):
> is OK but
> except [TypeError, ValueError]:
> is forbidden.
Because one way to do it is enough! Func[arg] is also forbidden for same
> Should this be changed?
>From a user viewpoint, definitely NO. 0 benefit, + learning and memory
> Is immutability needed here?
Turn the question around: is mutability needed here? No, the sequence is
not named (usually) and so there is no possibility of mutation and no use
for it if it is.
Terry J. Reedy
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