sys.exit() not working in python repl?

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

file_in = open ('data_file', 'r')
print ("Could not open data_file for reading.")
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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I don't understand your problem but...

I don't really see a problem when I paste the code in another repl of mine, maybe it is a problem with something else, like WiFi or something, the code works just fine.

I don't see the problem


@multicoder2021 i think what he means is that when the code runs exit() it says "repl process died unexpectedly: >"
i'm having the same problem.


@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 >