[Python-Dev] Exception Reorg PEP checked in

Guido van Rossum gvanrossum at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 22:28:36 CEST 2005

On 8/5/05, Brett Cannon <bcannon at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

I don't think so. People should feel free to use whatever pre-existing
exception they like, even Exception.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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