[Python-Dev] Pre-PEP: Exception Reorganization for Python 3.0

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Wed Aug 3 02:49:15 CEST 2005

>>>>> "Willem" == Willem Broekema <metawilm at gmail.com> writes:

    Willem> On 8/2/05, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org> wrote:

    >> I don't see it that way.  Rather, "Raisable" is the closest
    >> equivalent to "serious-condition", and "CriticalException" is
    >> an intermediate class that has no counterpart in Lisp usage.

    Willem> That would imply that all raisables are 'serious' in the
    Willem> Lisp sense,

No, it implies that Phillip was right when he wrote that the Lisp
hierarchy of signals is not relevant (as a whole) to the discussion of
Python Raisables.  Of course partial analogies are useful.

In any case, Nick's idiom of "except ControlFlowException: raise"
clarified everything for me.

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