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Re: exception problem

Chris Angelico
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(You posted privately to me again; I hope you don't mind my responding
on-list as this appears to have been merely oversight.)

On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 5:25 AM, Charles Hixson
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> Only thing is, this whole mess started when I was trying to trace down and
> expected error. *(Which turned out to be "self.chunkLine(..." where self
> wasn't defined.) *It was running without ANY error being displayed. *Though
> as I look an outer loop is inclosed in a try:except:finally: *It still has
> an unlabelled except, because I don't remember what exception is thrown when
> a file reads an unintelligible character *(i.e., it isn't really a utf-8
> file). *Currently I've fixed all the files so that they're either utf-8or
> just ASCII, so currently it isn't getting triggered, but it's still there..
> *So that's probably the explanation. *I think I'll fix that now. *(I can, I
> guess, assume that any exception will be caught by except BasicException

That's the problem, your blanket try/except. Don't do it! It blinds
you. Same goes for catching Exception or BaseException. Catch what you
really need to catch, and reserve catch-all statements for special
cases where you don't have access to the console.

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