Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Wed Jun 11 15:49:41 CEST 2003

"Roy Smith" <roy at> wrote in message
news:roy-B36181.09340211062003 at
> I have to agree with that.  I'm all for making stuff better, but if
> means breaking something that currently works, it's a bad idea.  I'd
> much rather live with a few "historical warts" in the language than
> to put up with working code breaking.

Guido agrees and just posted a rejection notice on PyDev.  String
exceptions will go but the current syntax alternatives will not, as
least in the near future.


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