Catching exceptions from Python 2.4 to 3.x

Cameron Simpson cs at zip.com.au
Sat Nov 17 04:26:43 CET 2012


On 17Nov2012 03:12, Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
| Oh for the day I can drop support for Python 2.4 and 2.5... 
| 
| 
| I have some code that needs to run in any version of Python from 2.4 
| onwards. Yes, it must be a single code base.
| 
| I wish to catch an exception and bind the exception to a name.
| 
| In Python 2.6 onwards, I can do:
| 
| try:
|     something()
| except Exception as err:
|     process(err)
| 
| But in 2.4 and 2.5 "as err" gives me a SyntaxError, and I have to write:
| 
| try:
|     something()
| except Exception, err:
|     process(err)
| 
| 
| Is there some other trick to grab the current exception from inside an 
| except block?

sys.exc_info ?
-- 
Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au>

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