The Samurai Principle

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at gmail.com
Tue Sep 7 19:36:29 CEST 2010


On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 10:02 AM, Phlip <phlip2005 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Back to the topic, I tend to do this:
>
>  for record in Model.objects.filter(pk=42):
>     return record
>
>  return sentinel

How is that any better than just catching the exception?

try:
    return Model.objects.get(pk=42)
except Model.DoesNotExist:
    return sentinel

The flow of control is much clearer this way.

Cheers,
Ian



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