Exception and finally question

A. Lloyd Flanagan alloydflanagan at attbi.com
Fri Apr 25 22:40:13 CEST 2003

Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com> wrote in message news:<3EA86EDA.EFD023C0 at alcyone.com>...
> By design.  Originally, as I understand it, Python supported a unified
> try: ... except: ... finally: ... construct, but evidently it caused a
> lot of confusion with newbies (personally, I don't see where the
> confusion would be, but I guess that's because I'm familiar with the
> construct from Java).  So in modern Python the try can either have an
> except (perhaps several) or a finally, but not both.

Really?  I could swear I saw somewhere that it was an implementation
issue, and likely to go away in the future.  Anyway, I agree with you,
I don't think it would be a problem.

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