[Python-Dev] PEP 8: exception style

A.M. Kuchling amk at amk.ca
Sat Aug 6 14:10:01 CEST 2005

PEP 8 doesn't express any preference between the 
two forms of raise statements:
raise ValueError, 'blah'
raise ValueError("blah")

I like the second form better, because if the exception arguments are
long or include string formatting, you don't need to use line
continuation characters because of the containing parens.  Grepping
through the library code, the first form is in the majority, used
roughly 60% of the time.

Should PEP 8 take a position on this?  If yes, which one?


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