Getting the Most Out of a Python Traceback

Rich Bibby
Rich Bibby 5 Lessons 21m basics python

Python prints a traceback when an exception is raised in your code. The traceback output can be a bit overwhelming if you’re seeing it for the first time or you don’t know what it’s telling you. But the Python traceback has a wealth of information that can help you diagnose and fix the reason for the exception being raised in your code. Understanding what information a Python traceback provides is vital to becoming a better Python programmer.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Make sense of the next traceback you see
  • Recognize some of the more common tracebacks
  • Log a traceback successfully while still handling the exception

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About Rich Bibby

Rich is an avid Pythonista and a video instructor at Real Python. He is also a Network Engineer using Python to automate the management of a large network infrastructure. He lives in Dubai, UAE, with his wife and daughter plus a Miniature Schnauzer.

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mikesult on Aug. 12, 2020

I liked the course, it gave me a clear understanding of what information the traceback is providing on exceptions. Also appreciate your pointing to the built-in traceback module for us to further explore now with a better understanding. Thanks

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