[Python-Dev] Counting collisions for the win

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Sat Jan 21 03:33:24 CET 2012

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> It should derive from BaseException.

RuntimeError meets that requirement, and it is an existing exception so there 
are no issues with introducing a new built-in exception to a point release.

py> issubclass(RuntimeError, BaseException)


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