what exception is it?
eric_brunel at despammed.com
Thu Oct 14 04:58:34 EDT 2004
Maurice LING wrote:
> I'm trapping exceptions with these codes...
> [do something]
> except IOError: [IO error handling]
> except TypeError: [Type error handling]
> except: [other error handling]
> in [other error handling], one of the things I need to do is to display
> to the use the kind of exception raised and the message, if any.
> How can I do this without a big if statement to go through the list of
> Thanks in advance.
In an except block, the raised exception is available via the function
exc_info() in module sys. So doing:
excClass, excInst, tb = sys.exc_info()
will get you the execption class (a.k.a type) in excClass and the actual
instance (a.k.a value) in excInst; tb will be a traceback object that you can
handle via the traceback module. All this is detailed in the library reference.
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