[New-bugs-announce] [issue1267] Py3K cannot run as ``python -S``

Brett Cannon report at bugs.python.org
Fri Oct 12 01:02:39 CEST 2007

New submission from Brett Cannon:

If Py3K is executed without importing site, it fails horribly.  This is
because site.py sets __builtins__.open, sys.stdout, sys.stderr, and

The setting of sys.stderr is especially bad as exception printing
requires sys.stderr, otherwise it reports that sys.stderr was lost. 
This prevents debugging any exceptions thrown when site.py isn't/can't
be imported (e.g., trying to debug bootstrapping importlib).

components: Interpreter Core
keywords: py3k
messages: 56350
nosy: brett.cannon
severity: normal
status: open
title: Py3K cannot run as ``python -S``
versions: Python 3.0

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