FAQ: Exceptions - User-defined Exceptions

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Learn Intermediate Python 3

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Exceptions are really interesting objects for me, but I can’t understand the real place of them in programming. This lesson examples with throwing a custom error in case location is too far to deliver, or goods out of stock - is’n it easier to implement with condition tools or something like, and without raising any errors? Sorry, may be I’m not clear enough, the lesson is good, really, but may be to add or mention just some examples from “closer to real life”? I only try to understand when would be better for me to use custom exceptions. (it’s more or less clear with built-ins.)