I have a try…except block in my code and When an exception is throw. I really just want to continue with the code because in that case, everything is still able to run just fine. The problem is if you leave the except: block empty or with a #do nothing, it gives you a syntax error. I can’t use continue because its not in a loop. Is there a keyword i can use that tells the code to just keep going?
except Exception: pass
try: blah() except: pass
The standard “nop” in Python is the
try: do_something() except Exception: pass
except Exception instead of a bare
except avoid catching exceptions like
Because of the last thrown exception being remembered in Python 2, some of the objects involved in the exception-throwing statement are being kept live indefinitely (actually, until the next exception). In case this is important for you and (typically) you don’t need to remember the last thrown exception, you might want to do the following instead of
try: do_something() except Exception: sys.exc_clear()
This clears the last thrown exception.
In Python 3, the variable that holds the exception instance gets deleted on exiting the
except block. Even if the variable held a value previously, after entering and exiting the
except block it becomes undefined again.
There’s a new way to do this coming in Python 3.4:
from contextlib import suppress with suppress(Exception): # your code
Here’s the commit that added it: http://hg.python.org/cpython/rev/406b47c64480
And here’s the author, Raymond Hettinger, talking about this and all sorts of other Python hotness (relevant bit at 43:30): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSGv2VnC0go
If you wanted to emulate the bare
except keyword and also ignore things like
KeyboardInterrupt—though you usually don’t—you could use
Edit: Looks like
ignored was renamed to
suppress before the 3.4 release.