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Erik EmbervinePython Development Techdegree Student 508 Points
Is there a reason to specify an exception type after the except keyword in an except block?
for example, is it useful for code readability? other?
Steven Parker217,557 Points
The reason to specify a type is if you want the handler to work only when that type of exception occurs. Without the type, the handler will run on any type of exception (or any that was not already handled by a specific one).