[Python-Dev] Inconsistent exception for read-only properties?

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Sun Apr 17 17:57:11 CEST 2005

On Sun, 2005-04-17 at 11:53, Jack Diederich wrote:

> In 2.4 & 2.3 does it make sense to raise an exception that multiply inherits
> from both TypeError and AttributeError?  If anyone currently does catch the
> error raising only AttributeError will break their code.  2.5 should just
> raise an AttributeError, of course.

Without introducing a new exception class (which I think is out of the
question for anything but 2.5), the only common base is StandardError,
which seems too general for this exception.


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