FAQ: Control Flow - Try and Except Statements

This community-built FAQ covers the “Try and Except Statements” exercise from the lesson “Control Flow”.

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2 posts were split to a new topic: Does Try/Except always need to be in a function?

2 posts were split to a new topic: What is an example of try/except?

9 posts were split to a new topic: Should I be looking up unexplained concepts?

def divides(a,b):
try:
result = a / b
print (result)
except ZeroDivisionError:
print (“Can’t divide by zero!”)

Don’t we need to define ZeroDivisionError before “Except”, otherwise how is it going to be operated?

ZeroDivisionError is an exception built into the python programming language.

here is the whole list of built-in exceptions:

https://docs.python.org/3/library/exceptions.html

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