sys.exit() not working in python repl?
richardnicholas

Hi all, I am not sure if this is a problem with repl.it or I am just coding the python wrong. My simple code to open a file is:

try:
file_in = open ('data_file', 'r')
except:
print ("Could not open data_file for reading.")
sys.exit(1)
print ("Why doesn't this exit work?")

All is well if data_file exists but if not, we go to the except where it does a print and should exit. But the program hangs there until I press Stop. The 2nd print statement does not occur either so it looks like it goes into exit() but does not come out?

Ideas? Thanks.

Edit to original question: I see the whitespace indentation got lost when I submitted the question but it is correct in the real code.

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multicoder2021

@UnikaftUnikaft If you don't want it to say repl process died unexpectedly, just use SystemExit().

It doesn't really exit though. It justs outputs >