exception handling in complex Python programs

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Tue Aug 19 19:47:32 CEST 2008

Rafe wrote:

> Again, this is probably too simple to help, but the only way to ignore
> certain types of exceptions, as far as I know, is to catch them and
> pass.
> e.g. this ignores type errors...
> try:
>     somethingBad()
> except TypeError, err:
>     pass
> except Exception, err:
>     raise TypeError(err)

so what kind of code are you writing where *type errors* are not 
considered programming errors?  (catching them and proceeding is one 
thing, but catching them and ignoring them?)

I'd be really worried if I found that in a piece of source code I had to 


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