[IPython-user] 0.4.0 ready for Monday
prabhu at aero.iitm.ernet.in
Mon May 19 23:27:35 CDT 2003
>>>>> "FP" == Fernando Perez <fperez at colorado.edu> writes:
FP> Prabhu Ramachandran wrote:
>>>>>>> "GB" == Gary Bishop <gb at cs.unc.edu> writes:
GB> Python 2.2.2 (#37, Oct 14 2002, 17:02:34) [MSC 32 bit (Intel)]
GB> IPython 0.2.15pre5 -- An enhanced Interactive Python.
GB> This is from CVS
>> When I get the time I'll try and check if the CVS version
>> fixes this.
FP> I doubt it does, as the problem is that the cvar objects
FP> generate a funny NameError exception which trhows the standard
FP> lib's inspect.py for a loop. Here's the relevant part of the
FP> traceback from ipython's crash report:
FP> As I said, implementing a workaround in ipython is trivial,
FP> and I can do it. But I do think that the bug lies really in
FP> the way the SWIG code works. I can see why they chose to
FP> raise a NameError, since it seems natural for missing variable
FP> names. But since they are implementing name access via
FP> attributes, the proper exception is an AttributeError.
FP> Otherwise they end up breaking even code in the python
FP> standard library, such as in the inspect.py case above.
Indeed but what stumps me is that this same thing works with
Python2.2.2 for Gary. I looked at the version of inspect.py in CVS
and the getdoc still only looks for an attribute error. Perhaps
something deeper is happening? This is not a serious issue so I'm not
really worried too much about it. Thanks.
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