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no-get-exception

We created a function, ansible.module_utils.pycompat24.get_exception to help retrieve exceptions in a manner compatible with Python-2.4 through Python-3.6. We no longer support Python-2.4 and Python-2.5 so this is extraneous and we want to deprecate the function. Porting code should look something like this:

# Unfixed code:
try:
    raise IOError('test')
except IOError:
    e = get_excetion()
    do_something(e)
except:
    e = get_exception()
    do_something_else(e)

# After fixing:
try:
    raise IOError('test')
except IOErrors as e:
    do_something(e)
except Exception as e:
    do_something_else(e)