[New-bugs-announce] [issue24089] argparse crashes with AssertionError

SpaceOne report at bugs.python.org
Fri May 1 06:45:58 CEST 2015

New submission from SpaceOne:

Just add an argument with metavar='[PROTOCOL://]HOST[:PORT]' ([...] twice in the string) causes the following traceback:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "curl.py", line 182, in <module>
    arguments = parser.parse_args()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/argparse.py", line 1701, in parse_args
    args, argv = self.parse_known_args(args, namespace)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/argparse.py", line 1733, in parse_known_args
    namespace, args = self._parse_known_args(args, namespace)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/argparse.py", line 1939, in _parse_known_args
    start_index = consume_optional(start_index)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/argparse.py", line 1879, in consume_optional
    take_action(action, args, option_string)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/argparse.py", line 1807, in take_action
    action(self, namespace, argument_values, option_string)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/argparse.py", line 996, in __call__
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/argparse.py", line 2340, in print_help
    self._print_message(self.format_help(), file)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/argparse.py", line 2314, in format_help
    return formatter.format_help()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/argparse.py", line 281, in format_help
    help = self._root_section.format_help()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/argparse.py", line 211, in format_help
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/argparse.py", line 332, in _format_usage
    assert ' '.join(opt_parts) == opt_usage

components: Distutils
messages: 242299
nosy: dstufft, eric.araujo, spaceone
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: argparse crashes with AssertionError
type: crash
versions: Python 2.7

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