Bad Code Snippet of the Day

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Tue Feb 18 17:47:15 CET 2014

I call this "Russian Exception Roulette". It came about because of
some discussions on python-ideas regarding the new PEP 463 and
exception handling.

    exc = getattr(__builtins__,random.choice(list(filter(lambda x:
except exc:
    print("You win!")

Given a function f(), defined elsewhere, what will this do?

Note that this was developed on Python 3.4, and some of the details
may be different on other versions (especially 2.x).


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