Conclusions of the exception discussion

bearophile bearophileHUGS at
Sun Feb 26 12:29:53 PST 2012

Timon Gehr:

> Do you realize that syntactic sugar improvements are trivial to 
> implement (just re-write the AST a little), and have almost no influence 
> on the existing code base?

In my opinion it's good to have a syntax to catch a many exceptions "at once".
But this is yet another special syntax case for a sequence of things, where instead a built-in tuple syntax is more uniform and better. Tuples are a data structure more fundamental and more important than associative arrays.

In Python this syntax caused troubles:


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