[Tutor] throwing exception across modules?

James Hartley jjhartley at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 16:08:07 CEST 2011

This is more a design question.

One lesson C++ programmers might learn is that throwing exceptions from
within library code is fraught with problems because the internals of
exception handling were spelled out in the C++ standard.  This manifests
itself as problems when the library was compiled with one vendor's compiler,
but the user of the library is using another compiler.

While I understand that Python doesn't suffer from this exact problem, are
there other reasons that raising exceptions in a module only be caught by
consumers of the module a bad idea?

Any insight which can be shared would be most appreciated.


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