[docs] [issue12920] inspect.getsource fails to get source of local classes

Popa Claudiu report at bugs.python.org
Fri Sep 9 20:59:59 CEST 2011

Popa Claudiu <pcmanticore at gmail.com> added the comment:

Yes. On Python 3.2 (r32:88445, Feb 20 2011, 21:29:02) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win32, the result for the following lines:

import inspect
class A:


Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "E:/Scripts/Snippets/test_inspect_bug.py", line 4, in <module>
  File "C:\Python32\lib\inspect.py", line 694, in getsource
    lines, lnum = getsourcelines(object)
  File "C:\Python32\lib\inspect.py", line 683, in getsourcelines
    lines, lnum = findsource(object)
  File "C:\Python32\lib\inspect.py", line 522, in findsource
    file = getsourcefile(object)
  File "C:\Python32\lib\inspect.py", line 441, in getsourcefile
    filename = getfile(object)
  File "C:\Python32\lib\inspect.py", line 406, in getfile
    raise TypeError('{!r} is a built-in class'.format(object))
TypeError: <module '__main__' (built-in)> is a built-in class


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