in place list modification necessary? What's a better idiom?
R. David Murray
rdmurray at bitdance.com
Tue Apr 7 15:51:21 CEST 2009
On Tue, 7 Apr 2009 at 09:01, andrew cooke wrote:
> R. David Murray wrote:
>> No, no, no; never use a bare except! :)
> can you explain why? i can't think of any reason why the code would be
> better catching a specific exception.
> as a general rule, maybe, but in this particular case i can't see a reason
> - so i'm not sure if you're just pedantically following rules or if i've
> missed something i should know.
What if the user pressed ctl-c right when the float was being converted
Never use a bare except unless you have a specific reason to do so,
and there are very few of those. (Yes, I should have said it that way
to start with, my apologies for going hyperbolic.) Using because it
doesn't _look_ like it will cause issues is just asking for hard to
track down bugs :).
R. David Murray http://www.bitdance.com
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