[Python-Dev] PEP 8: exception style
bcannon at gmail.com
Sun Aug 7 01:14:32 CEST 2005
On 8/6/05, Guido van Rossum <gvanrossum at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/6/05, A.M. Kuchling <amk at amk.ca> wrote:
> > 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?
> Definitely ValueError('blah'). The other form will go away in Python
> 3000. Please update the PEP.
Done. rev. 1.18 .
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