Which exception has been used? (was: Which exception to use?)
mwh at python.net
Fri Jan 31 16:32:39 CET 2003
claird at lairds.com (Cameron Laird) writes:
> Suppose, as is always true, though, that I'm dealing
> with modules not under my control. How do I catch
> "other"? There must be something I'm missing about
> the new type and exception systems, 'cause I don't
> see a Pythonic way to write
> except OTHER, e:
> # The foreign code threw an exception of
> # a type I don't recognize, but I need
> # to process/log/... 'e'.
> Yes, I can write
> but then I've lost the information I want in 'e'.
>>> class C:
>>> raise C
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
TypeError: exceptions must derive from Exception
Nah, I made that up. I do wonder if it should be enforced, though.
I would say that if the library you're using raises exceptions that
aren't derived from Exception the proper solution involves physical
discomfort for the author of the library.
: Giant screaming pieces of excrement, they are.
I have a feeling that some of the people in here have a
MUCH more exciting time relieving themselves than I do.
-- Mike Sphar & Dave Brown, asr
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