[Tutor] Python equiv of Perl's 'or die()' syntax
Wed, 19 Jul 2000 15:46:38 -0700 (PDT)
On Wed, 19 Jul 2000, Ben Beuchler wrote:
> 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?
Sure, as long as you didn't later assume that the file was open. The die
syntax of perl stops execution.
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