examples/other/open_many_files.py
#!/usr/bin/env python
from __future__ import print_function

import sys

# 3 files, 2 of them are the same as this script so they exist
# the middle one does not exist
files = sys.argv[0], 'other.txt', sys.argv[0]

for f in files:
  print("before " + f)
  try:
    fh = open(f, 'r')
  except IOError:
  #except Exception as e:
  #  print(e)
    continue    # will go to next file immediately
    # pass      # will go on to the 'after' part
  print("after  " + f)
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