[Python-Dev] GeneratorExit inheriting from Exception

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sun Mar 19 02:50:13 CET 2006

Giovanni Bajo wrote:

> The situation (in Py3k) I was thinking is when people see this code:
> except:
>     # something
> and want to change it so to get a name to the exception object. I *think* many
> could get confused and write:
> except Exception, e:
>     # something

If except clauses are changed to use "as", then
as long as we're still allowing bare excepts, that
could become

   except as e:


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