Overriding traceback print_exc()?

Scott David Daniels scott.daniels at acm.org
Wed Nov 1 03:38:54 CET 2006


draghuram at gmail.com wrote:
> I usually have a function like this:
> 
> def get_excinfo_str():
>     """return exception stack trace as a string"""
>     (exc_type, exc_value, exc_traceback) = sys.exc_info()
The parens here can be skipped:
       exc_type, exc_value, exc_traceback = sys.exc_info()
>     formatted_excinfo = traceback.format_exception(exc_type, exc_value,
> exc_traceback)
>     excinfo_str = "".join(formatted_excinfo)

>     del exc_type
>     del exc_value
>     del exc_traceback
The three del lines above don't do anything (the return decrefs the locals).

>     return(excinfo_str)
The parens here can be skipped as well:
       return excinfo_str
-- 
--Scott David Daniels
scott.daniels at acm.org



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