[Python-Dev] Bare except clauses in PEP 348

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Wed Aug 24 21:21:47 CEST 2005

On Wed, 2005-08-24 at 15:15, Raymond Hettinger wrote:

> Hmm, that may not be a killer.  I wonder if it is possible to treat
> BaseException as a constant (like we do with None) and teach the
> compiler to interpret it as catching anything that gets raised so that
> "except BaseException" will work like a bare except clause does now.

Sorry Raymond, but my first reaction is "ick" :).  That seems to be a
big change in the semantics of exception matching.  I think I'd rather
keep bare except than add that!


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