[IronPython] IronPython, Python 2.6 and sys._getframe

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Tue Mar 24 21:50:10 CET 2009

Hello all,

Dave has posted a blog entry on IronPython 2.6 and the Python 2.6 
standard library.


Many standard libraries now depend on collections.py, which is 
incompatible with IronPython because it assumes that if sys._getframe 
exists that it works!

As Jython used to not implement sys._getframe there are various places 
in the standard library (and other code) that attempt compatibility with 
implementation that don't have a working _getframe by doing if 
hasattr(sys, '_getframe').

Wouldn't it make more sense for IronPython *not* to define _getframe 
rather than the current situation?




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