__del__ ignors exception in 2.1?

Vassilis Virvilis vasvir at iit.demokritos.gr
Fri Aug 17 15:15:11 CEST 2001


OK it was somewhat embarrassing so I change the subject line. Please answer to
this post

Vassilis Virvilis wrote:
> 
> Try the follwoing snippet:
> 
> class bar:
>   def __del__(self):
>     badsnake()
> 
> a=bar()
> del a
> print "It continues"
> 
> it spits:
> Exception exceptions.NameError: "global name 'badsnake' is not defined" in
> <method bar.__del__ of bar instance at 0x80cfa1c> ignored
> It continues
> 
> Why? Shouldn't the exception make python abort?



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