[Python-Dev] PEP 340 - possible new name for block-statement

Guido van Rossum gvanrossum at gmail.com
Mon May 2 05:42:35 CEST 2005

> By the way, I notice PEP 340 has two outstanding items with my name on
> them; let me see if I can help eliminate one real quick.
> Tracebacks: it occurs to me that I may have unintentionally given the
> impression that I need to pass in an arbitrary traceback, when in fact I
> only need to pass in the current sys.exc_info().

I've updated the PEP (tying a couple of loose ends and making the
promised change to the new API); I've decided to change the signature
of __exit__() to be a triple matching the return value of
sys.exc_info(), IOW the same as the "signature" of the

There are still a few loose ends left, including the alternative API
that you've proposed (which I'm not super keen on, to be sure, but
which is still open for consideration).

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

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