Author pitrou
Recipients loewis, ocean-city, pitrou
Date 2008-08-07.13:43:13
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You don't need to raise another exception, calling sys.exc_clear()
should be fine. But a cleaner way to write your example is:

def foo():
    with open("a.txt", "w") as io:
        raise RuntimeError()

"with" will automatically close the file when the block exits.
If you are concerned with Python < 2.5 compatibility, use "try: ...
finally:" instead.

And, you're right, the problem doesn't occur at all in Python 3.0
because the exception is cleaned up after the end of the "except:" block
catching it.
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