2.2 features

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Aug 3 19:00:49 CEST 2001

Paul Prescod <paulp at ActiveState.com> writes:

> try:
>   foo()
> except x in class ZeroDivisionError:
>   bar()

That would be backwards incompatible.  The expression in the except
clause is not an arbitrary Boolean -- it's an exception or a tuple of
exceptions.  If you want to, you can propose a PEP to change this and
provide backwards compatible measures -- but I foresee plenty of
problems (e.g. where is 'x' defined?).  The potential confusion here
seems a job for PyChecker to me.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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