[Tutor] Python equiv of Perl's 'or die()' syntax

Ben Beuchler insyte@emt-p.org
Wed, 19 Jul 2000 17:47:47 -0500

On Thu, Jul 20, 2000 at 12:22:42AM +0200, Remco Gerlich wrote:

> To catch exceptions, you use the try: except: construct, like
> try:
>   f = open("filethatdoesnotexist","r")
> except IOError:
>   print "File open failed!"
>   # Do the rest of your error handling...

Hmmm... OK.  I understand how that works.  Now, since I would like to
include that kind of syntax on almost every file I open, any thoughts on
doing something like this:

def safeopen(filename):
		handle = open(filename)
		return handle
	except IOError:
		print "Opening", filename, "failed!!"

And calling it thusly:


Would that make sense as a shortcut?


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