12.17.3 Exceptions

Exceptions in this module are coded as class instances:

exception Error
The base exception class. Error has a single public data member msg containing the description of the error.

exception ConversionError
Class derived from Error. Contains no additional instance variables.

Here is an example of how you would catch one of these exceptions:

import xdrlib
p = xdrlib.Packer()
except xdrlib.ConversionError, instance:
    print 'packing the double failed:', instance.msg

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