about try and exception

Carl J. Van Arsdall cvanarsdall at mvista.com
Fri Nov 18 01:29:46 CET 2005

I would think that when the exception occurs the interpreter exits the 
block of code it is currently in and enters the exception block.

Thus the line n = 1/2 would never get executed.


Ben Bush wrote:
> I wrote the following code to test the use of "try...exception",
> and I want n to be printed out. However, the following code's output is:
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File 
> "C:\Python23\lib\site-packages\Pythonwin\pywin\framework\scriptutils.py", 
> line 310, in RunScript
>     exec codeObject in __main__.__dict__
>   File "C:\py\use\tryExVa.py", line 7, in ?
>     print n
> NameError: name 'n' is not defined
> the code is here:
> try:
>     m=2/0
>     n=1/2
> except ZeroDivisionError:
>     pass
> print "Yes!!! This line will always print"
> print n

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