sys.exit and exceptions (newbie question)

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Fri Feb 2 03:10:25 EST 2001

Thomas Wouters wrote:
> You can use sys._exit(). This exits in a very abortive way -- right away,
> dropping everything it's doing, without doing any kind of cleanup.

only if you're not catching AttributeError, that is ;-)

>>> import sys
>>> sys._exit()
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
AttributeError: _exit

(it's "os._exit(code)", not "sys._exit()")

Cheers /F

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