[New-bugs-announce] [issue8496] mailcap.lookup() returns filter iterator rather than list if key is given
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Thu Apr 22 02:47:53 CEST 2010
New submission from Gregory Nofi <crackityjones2004-p at yahoo.com>:
The lookup method in the Python 3.2 mailcap module still uses filter as if it will return a list, like it did in Python 2. If a value for the "key" argument is passed to the method, the method will return a filter iterator rather than a list.
I discovered this while running a test I created for mailcap. It's not checked in yet. See Issue6484.
This is probably low priority because mailcap.lookup() is an internal method. It is used by mailcap.findmatch(), which actually handles the filter iterator gracefully. Nevertheless, I don't think it should return a different type based on whether the key argument is passed. The fix is simple enough.
components: Library (Lib)
title: mailcap.lookup() returns filter iterator rather than list if key is given
versions: Python 3.2
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file17040/mailcap.v3.patch
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