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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Raising Exceptions

joshua korir
joshua korir
1,445 Points

by using "ValueError as err" makes err a pointer to whatever value ValueError contains?

use of "as"

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
221,513 Points

It sounds like you have the basic idea. The variable named after "as" (in the example here it is "err") is known as the exception argument. It refers to an exception instance that carries data including a message that can be printed out.

For more details, see Errors and Exceptions in the Python documentation.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
221,513 Points

joshua korir — Glad to help. You can mark a question solved by choosing a "best answer".
And happy coding!