Is except: ... pass bad style?

marduk marduk at python.net
Thu Sep 9 18:26:18 CEST 2004


I commonly use code like this

try:
    # call optional method
    myobj.method()
except AttributeError:
    # no biggie
    pass


Occasionally I use pylint, which is a good tool, but in the above
snippet pylint will complain that 'Except doesn't do anything'.  True,
but is that bad style?  I know there are other ways of doing it, but
of all the other "obvious" ones, this appears the most straight
forward.

Should I ignore pylint or is there a more Pythonic way to do this?





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