[Python-Dev] FW: Bare except clauses in PEP 348

Guido van Rossum gvanrossum at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 19:17:56 CEST 2005

On 8/24/05, Raymond Hettinger <raymond.hettinger at verizon.net> wrote:
> Hey guys, don't give up your bare except clauses so easily.

They are an attractive nuisance by being so much shorter to type than
the "right thing to do".

Especially if they default to something whose use cases are rather
esoteric (i.e. BaseException).

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

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