Python 3, an illustrated tour Transcripts
Chapter: Language syntax
Lecture: Walk-through: Exceptions

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0:01 In this video, we're going to look at exception test, open that up in an editor.
0:04 Let's read about the problem, the first part says
0:07 define a customized exception color error that subclasses runtime error.
0:11 This is pretty straightforward, we just make a new class
0:16 called color error and we're going to subclass runtime error.
0:20 We don't have to do anything else, we can just pass for the body of that.
0:23 The reason why one might want to define their own class of exceptions
0:27 is so that they can handle those in a special way in their application
0:31 and it makes looking for them and their application a lot easier.
0:35 The next part says create a function err_wrap that takes a function fn *args and **kwargs.
0:42 It should call and return the result of invoking the function
0:45 with the arguments and the keyword arguments
0:47 if an exception is raised it will use the raise from exception chaining
0:51 to wrap the error with a color error.
0:54 Okay, so this is taking advantage of higher order functions in Python
0:57 and we can pass functions in as parameters to other functions
1:01 we're going to say def err_wrap and it's going to take a function.
1:05 It's going to take variable positional arguments,
1:07 so *args and **kwargs and we're going to return the result
1:11 of calling function *args with **kwargs here,
1:16 but we don't just want to return this
1:18 we want to wrap it and make sure that if there is an exception in here
1:21 that we catch that exception,
1:23 so I'm just going to say try except exception as e
1:27 and then if I actually got an exception in here
1:30 rather than raising that exception I'm going to wrap it.
1:33 So I'm going to say raise color error from e,
1:37 what that will do is it will wrap color error from e
1:41 and there will be a context in there that will point to the original exception
1:45 so we can run this and see if it works.
1:52 It looks like it works, let's take a brief moment to look at the code
1:55 and see what it is actually testing.
1:58 Here we're calling err wrap with the lambda that simply adds to numbers
2:02 and it asserts that that result works.
2:05 Here we're calling err wrap with a lambda that divides twonumbers
2:08 and it's doing division by 0 and it's asserting the it raises a color error
2:13 and then later on the context, the context manager object here
2:19 has a value attribute which is the actual error
2:21 and on that there is a context which is zero division error.
2:25 So the real error was the zero division error,
2:27 but it got wrapped with color error.
2:30 Same thing down here below.
2:32 We're making a function called raise 2 that just raises a key error,
2:35 and we're calling raise 2 and we're asserting that color error is raised
2:40 but inside the wrapped context is key error,
2:44 so hopefully this gives you some insight into how to do wrapping in Python 3.
2:50 This will help finding errors a little bit easier
2:54 and you can make them specific to your code if you'd like to.