[issue8070] Infinite loop in PyRun_InteractiveLoopFlags() if PyRun_InteractiveOneFlags() raises an error

Tim Lesher report at bugs.python.org
Thu Apr 8 17:35:11 CEST 2010

Tim Lesher <tlesher at gmail.com> added the comment:

I just hit this one myself, and was about to write a bug and patch.

On reviewing the patch:

1. This really has the same issue as the original code: it detects one of a few known return values, and will infinitely loop on an unexpected return value.  It would be better to explicitly check for 0 (continue), E_EOF (exit normally), and any other result (exit abnormally).

2. I don't think you want to unconditionally call PyErr_Print(), because you don't know for sure that an exception is set.

3. Returning 0 from PyRun_InteractiveLoopFlags() when an error occurs is a behavior change, which makes its documentation incorrect (meaning there should also be a doc patch). But to be honest, I don't think it's correct to return 0 in this case. It seems better to return the actual error code (which also requires a doc patch)

If you don't have time to update the patch, let me know and I'll put one together.

nosy: +tlesher

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