[Python-Dev] Bare except clauses in PEP 348

Brett Cannon bcannon at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 03:39:35 CEST 2005

On 8/24/05, Guido van Rossum <gvanrossum at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/24/05, James Y Knight <foom at fuhm.net> wrote:
> > I think it must be the case that raising an object which does not
> > derive from an exception class must be deprecated as well in order
> > for "except:" to be deprecated. Otherwise, there is nothing you can
> > change "except:" to in order not to get a deprecation warning and
> > still have your code be correct in the face of documented features of
> > python.
> I agree; isn't that already in ther PEP? This surely has been the
> thinking all along.

Requiring inheritance of BaseException in order to pass it to 'raise'
has been in the PEP since the beginning.


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