[Python-Dev] Bare except clauses in PEP 348
Guido van Rossum
gvanrossum at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 02:28:35 CEST 2005
On 8/24/05, Michael Hudson <mwh at python.net> wrote:
> I really hope string exceptions can be killed off before 3.0. They
> should be fully deprecated in 2.5.
But what about class exceptions that don't inherit from Exception?
That will take a while before we can deprecate that.
Anyway, there have been plenty of cases where I was only interested in
catching arbitrary exceptions generated by *Python* (as opposed to
broken 3rd party code or even obscure Python library code) and those
all inherit from Exception. And in those cases I've written "except
Exception:" and so far never regretted it.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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