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Author martin.panter
Recipients brett.cannon, martin.panter, mbussonn, terry.reedy
Date 2017-02-27.07:31:35
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Matthias’s proposal adds support for a new keyword-only “exc” argument:


I still think it is worth supporting a single positional argument as well:


Another point is that it may be better to keep the existing parameter name “value”, rather than (eventually?) replacing it with “exc”. I think both of these things could be accomplished by juggling the “value” and “etype” parameters:

def print_exception(etype=None, value=None, tb=None, ...):
    if value is None:  # Assume value passed as first positional argument
        value = etype
        etype = None
    if etype is tb is None:  # Only value passed
        etype = type(value)
        tb = value.__traceback__
    # Existing code using (etype, value, tb)

The disadvantage of any of these changes is that we may want to maintain support for the old signature while Python 2 remains alive.
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