[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] cpython (3.2): #11669: rephrase footnote in the Compound Statements page.
sandro.tosi at gmail.com
Sun Jun 26 16:02:52 CEST 2011
given I'm "guilty" for this patch, I'd reply :)
On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 15:55, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 6:38 PM, ezio.melotti
> <python-checkins at python.org> wrote:
>> -.. [#] The exception is propagated to the invocation stack only if there is no
>> - :keyword:`finally` clause that negates the exception.
>> +.. [#] The exception is propagated to the invocation stack unless
>> + there is a :keyword:`finally` clause which happens to raise another
>> + exception. That new exception causes the old one to be lost.
> I believe the footnote was talking about this case:
>>>> def f():
> ... try:
> ... raise Exception()
> ... finally:
> ... return "What exception?"
> 'What exception?'
> The new wording doesn't accurately reflect that.
I gave my interpretation of the footnote at:
http://bugs.python.org/issue11669#msg139092 . Does this clarify it?
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