[New-bugs-announce] [issue12276] 3.x ignores sys.tracebacklimit=0

Gabriel Genellina report at bugs.python.org
Tue Jun 7 10:48:21 CEST 2011

New submission from Gabriel Genellina <gagsl-py2 at yahoo.com.ar>:

Python 3.x doesn't honor sys.tracebacklimit=0

According to 
when set to 0, it should not print any stack trace, but it does.

Python 3.2 (r32:88445, Feb 20 2011, 21:29:02) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win
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p3> import sys
p3> sys.tracebacklimit = 0
p3> def f(x):
...   return f(x-1) if x else 0/0
p3> f(5)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "<stdin>", line 2, in f
  File "<stdin>", line 2, in f
  File "<stdin>", line 2, in f
  File "<stdin>", line 2, in f
  File "<stdin>", line 2, in f
  File "<stdin>", line 2, in f
ZeroDivisionError: division by zero

components: Interpreter Core
files: tracebacklimitbug.py
messages: 137792
nosy: gagenellina
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: 3.x ignores sys.tracebacklimit=0
versions: Python 3.1, Python 3.2
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file22269/tracebacklimitbug.py

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