When I ask the model manager to get an object, it raises
DoesNotExist when there is no matching object.
go = Content.objects.get(name="baby")
DoesNotExist, how can I have
There is no 'built in' way to do this. Django will raise the DoesNotExist exception every time. The idiomatic way to handle this in python is to wrap it in a try catch:
try: go = SomeModel.objects.get(foo='bar') except SomeModel.DoesNotExist: go = None
What I did do, is to subclass models.Manager, create a
safe_get like the code above and use that manager for my models. That way you can write: