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Date 2018-10-01.15:14:07
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I think as a general recommendation it is not such a good idea that we should specifically mention it. (Is it in PEP 8 too? If so it should be removed there too.)

It's a pattern that is sometimes helpful, sometimes not. I don't think that people need to hear about it from the official docs about exceptions. People can learn from the standard exception hierarchy that sometimes it's useful to have a common base class *for exceptions that are related in some way*, in particular if there would be a reason to catch all of them with the same handler.

So I'm in agreement with Nathaniel M here.
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