[Python-Dev] Py3k: Except clause syntax

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Mar 16 04:58:53 CET 2006

On 3/15/06, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> For Py3k, any thoughts on changing the syntax of
> the except clause from
>    except <type>, <value>:
> to
>    except <type> as <value>:
> so that things like
>    except TypeError, ValueError:
> will do what is expected?

Not a bad idea. The trend seems to be that each use of 'as' is some
kind of assignment to the name after 'as' but the relationship with
the thing before 'as' is different in each case.

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

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