Exiting Programmatically

If you want to exit your code programmatically, you might think to use the functions exit() or quit(), however this is bad practice. These functions are constants added by the site module as a convenient method for exiting the interactive interpreter shell, and should not be used in programs.

You should use either SystemExit or sys.exit() instead. There's not much practical difference between these two other than having to import sys for the latter. Both take an optional argument to provide an exit status.

Official documentation with the warning not to use exit() or quit() in source code.