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Author ncoghlan
Recipients Jim.Jewett, Trundle, Yury.Selivanov, barry, benjamin.peterson, cvrebert, daniel.urban, eric.araujo, ethan.furman, gcbirzan, gvanrossum, jamesh, jwilk, ncoghlan, pitrou, yorik.sar
Date 2013-12-11.04:37:45
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Ah, you're right - I found the example I was thinking of (Richard Jones's "Don't do this!" talk), and it was just demonstrating that the except clause accepts any expressions producing a tuple or BaseException instance, not that we call __iter__ at that point.

And since we do identity checks for the exception type matching (rather than equality checks), it looks like all the avenues for arbitrary code execution while checking if an exception handler matches a thrown an exception are closed off.
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