[openstack-dev] [Review] Use of exception for non-exceptional cases

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Sat Jul 13 10:34:25 UTC 2013

On 11 July 2013 20:50, Mark McLoughlin <markmc at redhat.com> wrote:

> That answer does begin with this, though:
>   I almost always use hasattr: it's the correct choice for most cases.

I have to disagree here, hasattr is basically a timebomb. Three-param
getattr, or safe_hasattr are *much* better choices in every case I've
seen so far.

(safe_hasattr is in extras, or I believe there is a copy in oslo now).


Robert Collins <rbtcollins at hp.com>
Distinguished Technologist
HP Cloud Services

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