Re: try: execpt:/ try: finally: behavior
Wed, 22 Jun 1994 11:03:00 +0200

> My previous example recast to show the serious side effects that
> can happen.
> reactor_overheat= 'reactor_overheat'
[example deleted]

I think it's very bad rhetoric to use nuclear reactor examples in
discussions about language features. Since Python has no static
checking, any program of reasonable size will have bugs. There's no
point in trying to amplify this fact by showing an example controlling
a reactor. In fact it might harm the technical point you are trying
to make: people may think "well, Python is totally unsuited for
reactor programs anyway, so why should I worry about this?"

--Guido van Rossum, CWI, Amsterdam <>
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