[Numpy-discussion] test errors in the trunk

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Sat Jul 31 06:22:06 CDT 2010


On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 4:55 AM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 13:22, Darren Dale <dsdale24@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I just upgraded my svn checkout and did a fresh install. When I try to
> > run the test suite, I get a ton of errors:
> >
> >
> > np.test()
> > Running unit tests for numpy
> > NumPy version 2.0.0.dev8550
> > NumPy is installed in
> /Users/darren/.local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/numpy
> > Python version 2.6.5 (r265:79063, Jul 19 2010, 09:08:11) [GCC 4.2.1
> > (Apple Inc. build 5659)]
> > nose version 0.11.3
> >
> ................................................................................................................Reloading
> > numpy.lib
> > Reloading numpy.lib.info
> > Reloading numpy.lib.numpy
> > Reloading numpy
> > Reloading numpy.numpy
> > Reloading numpy.show
> > EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
> > ======================================================================
> >
> > [...]
> >
> >  File
> "/Users/darren/.local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/numpy/lib/__init__.py",
> > line 23, in <module>
> >    __all__ += type_check.__all__
> > NameError: name 'type_check' is not defined
> >
> >
> > I checked numpy/lib/__init__.py, and it does a bunch of imports like
> > "from type_check import *" but not "import type_check", which are
> > needed to append to __all__.
>
> Not quite. The code does work, as-is, in most situations thanks to a
> detail of Python's import system. When a submodule is imported in a
> package, whether through a direct "import package.submodule" or "from
> submodule import *", Python will take the created module object and
> assign it into the package.__init__'s namespace with the appropriate
> name. So while the code doesn't look correct, it usually is correct.
>
> The problem is test_getlimits.py:
>
> import numpy.lib
> try:
>    reload(numpy.lib)
> except NameError:
>    # Py3K
>    import imp
>    imp.reload(numpy.lib)
>
> These are causing reloads of the hierarchy under numpy.lib and are
> presumably interfering with the normal import process (for some
> reason). Does anyone know why we reload(numpy.lib) here? The log
> history is unhelpful. It goes back to when this code was in scipy. I
> suspect that we can just remove it.
>

If no one remembers, can we remove this before the 1.5.0 beta (i.e.
tomorrow) so it gets tested enough before the final release?

Tested on OS X with python 2.6.5 and 3.1, no problems after removing it.

Ralf


>
> That said, there is no real cost to both explicitly importing the
> submodule and importing * from the submodule.
>
> --
> Robert Kern
>
> "I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
> enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
> though it had an underlying truth."
>   -- Umberto Eco
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