try... except with unknown error types

John Gordon gordon at
Fri Aug 19 22:24:38 CEST 2011

In <4e4ec405$0$29994$c3e8da3$5496439d at> Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at> writes:

> > You can catch all exceptions by catching the base class Exception:

> Except that is nearly always poor advice, because it catches too much: it
> hides bugs in code, as well as things which should be caught.

> You should always catch the absolute minimum you need to catch.

I agree, but it did seem to be exactly what he was asking for.

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