is there any overheard with try/except statements?

John Salerno johnjsal at
Thu Mar 9 16:09:53 CET 2006

Alex Martelli wrote:

> In general, it's more frequent for EAFP to be handier and more solid,
> and performance may well not matter -- but if you find yourself trying
> to squeeze every last drop of performance from a region of your code
> that profiling has shown to be a bottleneck, module timeit can help!

Thanks Alex, great information. I learn way too much new information 
every day on this newsgroup.  ;)

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