[Python-Dev] Proposing a sys.special_exceptions tuple
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Sep 30 16:19:22 CEST 2004
At 08:21 PM 9/30/04 +1000, Nick Coghlan wrote:
>However, another possibility occurred to me:
> # Do stuff
> # Deal with all the mundane stuff
>With an appropriately defined tuple, that makes it easy for people to "do the
>right thing" with regards to critical exceptions. Such a tuple could also be
>useful for invoking isinstance() and issubclass().
+1. This would be a big help for developers, if only in that it will tell
us what exceptions we ought to do this with.
IMO, this is probably important enough to make it a builtin; maybe call it
CriticalExceptions or some such.
Also, maybe in 2.5 we could begin warning about bare excepts that aren't
preceded by non-bare exceptions.
More information about the Python-Dev