[Stackless] A question about exceptions

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Fri Nov 24 17:25:36 CET 2006


Kristján,

The state and frame are kept around for the handler.  Having the frame around allows you to use Python's incredible introspection ability to analyze the variables, call path, and so on.  Hope this helps.

Daniel Fackrell

>From Kristján V. Jónsson <kristjan at ccpgames.com> on 24 Nov 2006:

> Here is a quick question for you, before I make a fool of my self on
> the more mainstream Python lists..
>  
> Why is the exception state kept around with a frame after it is
> handled?=
>   Hence the need for sys.exc_clear()
>  
> Is this an implementation issue or a language design feature?
>  
> Cheers,
>  
> Kristján

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