try...else

Robin Becker robin at jessikat.fsnet.co.uk
Fri Dec 22 19:02:27 CET 2000


I had expected that in try: except: else
the else clause always got executed, but it seems not for return

PythonWin 2.0 (#8, Oct 16 2000, 17:27:58) [MSC 32 bit (Intel)] on
win32.Portions Copyright 1994-2000 Mark Hammond (MarkH at ActiveState.com)
- see 'Help/About PythonWin' for further copyright information.
>>> def bang():
...     try:
...             return 'return value'
...     except:
...             print 'bang failed'
...     else:
...             print 'bang succeeded'
...
 >>> bang()
'return value'
>>> 

is this a 'feature' or bug. The 2.0 docs seem not to mention
return/continue except for try finally.
-- 
Robin Becker



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