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Re: [vox-tech] python: slicing extensions from file names
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Re: [vox-tech] python: slicing extensions from file names

On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 02:41:18PM -0700, David Hummel wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 02:22:22PM -0700, Micah J. Cowan wrote:
> > 
> > On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 01:47:37PM -0700, David Hummel wrote:
> > >
> > > On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 09:31:13AM -0700, Micah J. Cowan wrote:
> > > >
> > > > The only things I *really* wish I could get with Perl is: I wish
> > > > it had exceptions,
> > > 
> > > Perl does have exception handling via eval.  You can eval your block
> > > or expression, and then check $@ for the exception.
> > 
> > I'm aware of this. It's a hack and it sucks. But it is better than
> > nothing.
> I agree.  The eval EXPR form should definitely be avoided,
> but eval BLOCK is usually OK.

It still feels like a hack to me, and damn ugly. But without anything
nicer, it is frequently necessary in conscientious coding.

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