Catch and name an exception in Python 2.5 +

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Sat Aug 27 05:45:29 CEST 2011


Thomas Jollans wrote:

> On 26/08/11 21:56, Steven D'Aprano wrote:

>> Is there any way to catch an exception and bind it to a name which will
>> work across all Python versions from 2.5 onwards?
>> 
>> I'm pretty sure there isn't, but I thought I'd ask just in case.
> 
> It's not elegant, and I haven't actually tested this, but this should
> work:
> 
> try:
>     ...
> except (ValueError, KeyError):
>     error = sys.exc_info()[2]

Great! Thanks for that, except I think you want to use [1], not [2].



-- 
Steven




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