[Python-Dev] Bare except clauses in PEP 348

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Wed Aug 24 20:25:21 CEST 2005

On Wed, 2005-08-24 at 12:38, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:

> I personally dislike recording the execution path in
> local variables. This is like setting a flag in a loop
> before the break, and testing the flag afterwards.
> You can do this, but the else: clause of the loop is
> just more readable.


> This specific fragment has also the bug that a
> KeyboardInterrupt before the assignment to complete
> will cause a NameError/UnboundLocalError; this
> can easily be fixed by moving the assignment before
> the try block.

And that begs the question whether getting rid of this common idiom is
trading one common problem for another.


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