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Benyang Tang btang at pacific.jpl.nasa.gov
Tue Apr 18 18:44:21 CEST 2000


Is following what you want to do?


a = [-5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
print a
b = 5
for item in range(len(a)):
        try:
                print b / a[item]
        except ZeroDivisionError:
                pass



"Daley, MarkX" wrote:
> 
> This feels like a real newbie question, but here is the code that is causing
> my question:
> 
> # Learning exceptions
> 
> def test():
>         a = [-5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
>         print a
>         b = 5
>         for item in a:
>                 try:
>                         print b / a[item]
>                 except ZeroDivisionError:
>                         pass
> 
> Here is the output of this code under IDLE:
> 
> [-5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
> 5
> 2
> 1
> 1
> 1
> -1
> -2
> -2
> -3
> -5
> 
> Why is the list being processed in reverse?  The exception works fine, but
> the math is backwards.  I don't recall this happening before.
> 
> TIA
> 
> - Mark

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