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r78746 | benjamin.peterson | 2010-03-06 18:00:37 -0600 (Sat, 06 Mar 2010) | 1 line

more specific exception for wrong kind of raise #8082
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 		/* Not something you can raise.  You get an exception
 		   anyway, just not what you specified :-) */
 		PyErr_Format(PyExc_TypeError,
-			"exceptions must be classes or instances, not %s",
-			type->ob_type->tp_name);
+			     "exceptions must be old-style classes or "
+			     "derived from BaseException, not %s",
+			     type->ob_type->tp_name);
 		goto raise_error;
 	}