[Python-Dev] Exception Reorg PEP checked in

Brett Cannon bcannon at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 22:25:45 CEST 2005

On 8/4/05, Guido van Rossum <gvanrossum at gmail.com> wrote:

> This does contradict my earlier claim that Python itself doesn't use
> RuntimeError; I think I'd be happier if it remained RuntimeError. (I
> think there are a few more uses of it inside Python itself; I don't
> think it's worth inventing new exceptions for all these.)

I just realized that keeping RuntimeError still does not resolve the
issue that the name kind of sucks for realizing intrinsically that it
is for quick-and-dirty exceptions (or am I the only one who thinks
this?).  Should we toss in a subclass called SimpleError?


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