revisiting the "What am I running on?" question

Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards at
Tue Feb 19 11:25:01 EST 2019

On 2019-02-19, Chris Angelico <rosuav at> wrote:

> Oh, and not just bugs either. If the user hits Ctrl-C at just the
> right moment, KeyboardInterrupt will be raised. You'll swallow that
> exception silently, preventing the user-requested halt, and going and
> doing the wrong thing. Don't use a bare except clause even if your
> code is 100% perfect every time. (And anyone who thinks their code is
> perfect hasn't tested it.)

IMO, you're allowed to use a bare except clause to do cleanup or
logging as long as the execption handler ends with the line


Something like this:

Grant Edwards               grant.b.edwards        Yow! I just went below the
                                  at               poverty line!

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