user469652 user469652 - 12 days ago 5
Python Question

Python: about catching ANY exception

How can I write a

try
/
except
block that catches all exceptions?

Answer

You can but you shouldn't:

try:
    do_something()
except:
    print "Caught it!"

However, this will also catch exceptions like KeyboardInterrupt and you usually don't want that, do you? Unless you re-raise the exception right away - see the following example from the docs:

try:
    f = open('myfile.txt')
    s = f.readline()
    i = int(s.strip())
except IOError as (errno, strerror):
    print "I/O error({0}): {1}".format(errno, strerror)
except ValueError:
    print "Could not convert data to an integer."
except:
    print "Unexpected error:", sys.exc_info()[0]
    raise