ArithmeticError Exception is the base class for all errors that occur for numeric calculations. It is the base class for those built-in exceptions like: OverflowError, ZeroDivisionError, FloatingPointError
We can catch the exception in given code as follows
import sys try: 7/0 except ArithmeticError as e: print e print sys.exc_type print 'This is an example of catching ArithmeticError'
integer division or modulo by zero <type 'exceptions.ZeroDivisionError'> This is an example of catching ArithmeticError