[Python-Dev] PEP 463: Exception-catching expressions

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sat Feb 22 02:41:20 CET 2014

Ethan Furman wrote:
> On 02/21/2014 03:29 PM, Greg Ewing wrote:
>>     value = lst[2] except "No value" if IndexError
> It does read nicely, and is fine for the single, non-nested, case (which 
> is probably the vast majority), but how would it handle nested exceptions?

Hmmm, probably not very well, unless we define

    a except b if E1 except c if E2

to mean

    a except (b except c if E2) if E1

If E1 == E2, that could perhaps be abbreviated to

    a except b except c if E

Or we could just decide that the nested case is going
to be so rare it's not worth worrying about.


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