What's the best/neatest way to get Unicode data from a database into a grid cell?

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 05:57:29 EST 2016


On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 9:22 PM,  <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
>> Once you switch to Python 3 and Phoenix you have to modify this
>> slightly, e.g. by adding this to the top of your code:
>>
>> try:
>>     basestring
>> except:
>>     basestring = (bytes,str)
>>
> Everything else is 3 compatible so moving should be fairly painless
> if/when phoenix becomes available.

Small point: Even for code as small as this, I would be inclined to
catch only the one exception you care about - in this case, NameError.
I try to avoid having a bare except clause anywhere other than a "log
and continue" or "react and reraise" kind of situation.

ChrisA


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