[Q] Are Exceptions used that much in practice?

Paul Prescod paulp at ActiveState.com
Tue Dec 12 02:57:17 EST 2000

Jerome Mrozak wrote:
> I realize that Python allows me to catch exceptions.  But being a novice
> I'm not sure if they are used much in the 'real world'.

Yes. For instance if 

	* a file cannot be opened, 
	* a network socket goes down,
	* a user hits Ctrl-C, 
	* an XML file has a typo in it,
	* ...

For various reasons you might want to catch all of these circumstances.

 Paul Prescod

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