[Numpy-discussion] Segfault using "fromstring" and reading variable length string

Gökhan Sever gokhansever at gmail.com
Sun Apr 24 18:32:19 EDT 2011

On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 6:32 PM, Mark Wiebe <mwwiebe at gmail.com> wrote:

> I took a quick look at this issue and committed a fix. PyArray_FromString
> was doing a check to exclude object arrays, but that check was incorrect.
> Now it should appropriately raise an exception instead of creating an
> invalid array.
> https://github.com/numpy/numpy/commit/f75bfab3a2ab74ac82047f153a36c71c58fe3732
> -Mark

Thanks for the fix.

Now that line yields:

I[6]: k = np.fromstring(c.read(dt.itemsize), dt)[0]
ValueError                                Traceback (most recent call last)

/home/gsever/Desktop/python-repo/numpy/<ipython console> in <module>()

ValueError: Cannot create an object array from a string

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