Try block problem
skip at pobox.com
Tue Nov 20 14:41:05 CET 2001
Marcin> Tue, 20 Nov 2001 05:37:41 -0600, Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com> pisze:
>> The thing that is perhaps slightly misleading is the use of the "try"
>> keyword to begin both constructs. There's really no "try"
>> connotation to try/finally.
Marcin> Maybe it's because try:except: would have to be used to simulate
Marcin> try:finally: if it wasn't available natively.
I don't know how you'd do this. For example:
How would that be handled with try/except? (IOW, where's the exception?)
The natural way to code it (without try/finally) would be
keys = d.keys()
Marcin> In other words try:finally: is one of things which do something
Marcin> non-trivial with exceptions instead of silently propagating them
Try/finally isn't directly concerned with exceptions at all.
Skip Montanaro (skip at pobox.com - http://www.mojam.com/)
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