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reraise-no-cause (TRY200)#

Derived from the tryceratops linter.

Warning: This rule has been removed and its documentation is only available for historical reasons.


This rule is identical to B904 which should be used instead.

What it does#

Checks for exceptions that are re-raised without specifying the cause via the from keyword.

Why is this bad?#

The from keyword sets the __cause__ attribute of the exception, which stores the "cause" of the exception. The availability of an exception "cause" is useful for debugging.


def reciprocal(n):
        return 1 / n
    except ZeroDivisionError:
        raise ValueError()

Use instead:

def reciprocal(n):
        return 1 / n
    except ZeroDivisionError as exc:
        raise ValueError() from exc