[New-bugs-announce] [issue15128] inspect raises exception when frames are misleading about source line numbers
Kevin M. Turner
report at bugs.python.org
Thu Jun 21 20:01:08 CEST 2012
New submission from Kevin M. Turner <acapnotic at users.sourceforge.net>:
The attached example shows how inspect.findsource fails when given a stack frame that points to a non-existent source line, and how inspect.getframeinfo and getinnerframes do not handle that failure.
On the one hand, yes, this code was asking for it by building such a broken frame. On the other hand, having code that examines tracebacks result in tracebacks of its own sucks a whole bunch.
The inspect find&get source methods are documented as returning IOError if they cannot find the source, and the calling code handles that case, so that's probably what should happen here.
(Actually, that seems straightforward enough, I can make a patch for that shortly.)
This may help with issue #1628987 as well.
components: Library (Lib)
title: inspect raises exception when frames are misleading about source line numbers
versions: Python 2.6, Python 2.7
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file26073/inspectLineNumber.py
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