Does Python do try: except: finally: ?

drs drs at
Thu Mar 20 04:07:21 CET 2003

"Skip Montanaro" <skip at> wrote in message
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> Try/finally says, "Execute the
> code in the try block, and irregardless of any exceptions which might get
> raised, execute the code in the finally block when finished."

from ...

"Irregardless originated in dialectal American speech in the early 20th
century. Its fairly widespread use in speech called it to the attention of
usage commentators as early as 1927. The most frequently repeated remark
about it is that "there is no such word." There is such a word, however. It
is still used primarily in speech, although it can be found from time to
time in edited prose. Its reputation has not risen over the years, and it is
still a long way from general acceptance. Use regardless instead."


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