Toby Dickenson wrote: > On Friday 04 Oct 2002 1:18 pm, Guido van Rossum wrote: > > >>To make it worse when this is sometimes done for a large stretch of >>code, even though there are only a few specific spots where the >>exception is expected. > > > The idiom of putting this long stretch of code into and 'else' block after the > 'try' block is underused, and not just in Zope. I wonder why?
I think it's because its syntax is out of order. :-) Whenever I'm about to write a "try...except...else" block, I really want to spell it "try...else...except". This places the exceptional situation after the common situation, where it should be. Unfortunately the word "else" has too narrow a meaning to allow this, so I wouldn't recommend it actually be done. :-) Shane _______________________________________________ Zope-Dev maillist - [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )