[moin-user] "ListPages: Ausführung fehlgeschlagen [too many values to unpack] (siehe auch die Log-Datei)"

Volker Wysk post at volker-wysk.de
Sun Oct 1 08:16:29 EDT 2017

Am Sonntag, 1. Oktober 2017, 12:58:27 CEST schrieb Lars Kruse:
> Hello Volker,
> Am Sat, 30 Sep 2017 16:56:59 +0200
> schrieb Volker Wysk <post at volker-wysk.de>:
> > Does anyone know, what that "too many values to unpack" message means? It
> > doesn't occur in the MoinMoin source code (all .py files). To me this
> > looks
> > like it is an exception generated by python.
> correct.
> Consider the following code:
>   a, b = [1, 2, 3]
> Here the iterable on the right side contains more items than the set
> of target variables on the left side.
> A similar ValueError exception ("not enough values to unpack") is raised for
> the oppsite problematic situation.
> Probably the macro call parser in munin does not check its input in a way
> that would allow to emit error messages that point at the specific source
> of the problem.

That's what I've thought. Some message "Parse error at '...'" would be nice. 

I've needed to inspect the moin source code, with my almost-none familiarity 
of python, for a hint of what goes wrong. Then I found a clue for it being a 
parse error.


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