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Try and Except

My question regarding the "Try and Except" clause is that when is a good time to actually use this clause - Like, the "If/Else" is used when a condition is True or False...which is perfectly understandable, it makes sense. However, the "Try/Except" clause I don't quite understand when to use as the "If/Else" can accomplish whatever "Try/Else" task is anyway.

1 Answer

Kenneth Love
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Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

try and except are for when things can go wrong. if and else are just flow control constructs.