OT Re: [Zope] Simple Python question

peter sabaini sabaini@inode.at
Wed, 24 Jul 2002 16:49:40 +0200

Ed Leafe wrote:
> On Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at 09:54  AM, peter sabaini wrote:
>> why the aversion against try/except (just curious)?
>     My general coding standards always prefer to make an explicit test 
> rather than catching errors. I think the code is more readable, and is 
> more in line with the thought process that created it. If there is a way 
> to test something, I strongly prefer to use that, and only resort to 
> catching errors if necessary.

i also think that explicit testing is a Good Thing(tm) but one could 
argue that the absence of a variable is "sufficiently erroneous" to 
warrant a try/except block... oh well, i guess i'm getting offtopic :-)

cheers, peter.