[Python-checkins] bpo-39164: Add private _PyErr_GetExcInfo() function (GH-17752)

Victor Stinner webhook-mailer at python.org
Mon Jan 13 11:30:21 EST 2020

commit: 3430c55417f59078ac397c343894a3ee82a39624
branch: master
author: Julien Danjou <julien at danjou.info>
committer: Victor Stinner <vstinner at python.org>
date: 2020-01-13T17:30:14+01:00

bpo-39164: Add private _PyErr_GetExcInfo() function (GH-17752)

This adds a new function named _PyErr_GetExcInfo() that is a variation of the
original PyErr_GetExcInfo() taking a PyThreadState as its first argument.
That function allows to retrieve the exceptions information of any Python
thread -- not only the current one.

A Misc/NEWS.d/next/C API/2019-12-30-10-43-52.bpo-39164.WEV0uu.rst
M Include/cpython/pyerrors.h
M Python/errors.c

diff --git a/Include/cpython/pyerrors.h b/Include/cpython/pyerrors.h
index e3098b3925bd7..f8480fb79e557 100644
--- a/Include/cpython/pyerrors.h
+++ b/Include/cpython/pyerrors.h
@@ -76,6 +76,7 @@ typedef PyOSErrorObject PyWindowsErrorObject;
 PyAPI_FUNC(void) _PyErr_SetKeyError(PyObject *);
 _PyErr_StackItem *_PyErr_GetTopmostException(PyThreadState *tstate);
+PyAPI_FUNC(void) _PyErr_GetExcInfo(PyThreadState *, PyObject **, PyObject **, PyObject **);
 /* Context manipulation (PEP 3134) */
diff --git a/Misc/NEWS.d/next/C API/2019-12-30-10-43-52.bpo-39164.WEV0uu.rst b/Misc/NEWS.d/next/C API/2019-12-30-10-43-52.bpo-39164.WEV0uu.rst
new file mode 100644
index 0000000000000..bb72ac70d5b62
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Misc/NEWS.d/next/C API/2019-12-30-10-43-52.bpo-39164.WEV0uu.rst	
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+Add a private ``_PyErr_GetExcInfo()`` function to retrieve exception information of the specified Python thread state.
diff --git a/Python/errors.c b/Python/errors.c
index d65707e7f97f5..cdb44605056a5 100644
--- a/Python/errors.c
+++ b/Python/errors.c
@@ -433,21 +433,27 @@ PyErr_Clear(void)
-PyErr_GetExcInfo(PyObject **p_type, PyObject **p_value, PyObject **p_traceback)
+_PyErr_GetExcInfo(PyThreadState *tstate,
+                  PyObject **p_type, PyObject **p_value, PyObject **p_traceback)
-    PyThreadState *tstate = _PyThreadState_GET();
     _PyErr_StackItem *exc_info = _PyErr_GetTopmostException(tstate);
     *p_type = exc_info->exc_type;
     *p_value = exc_info->exc_value;
     *p_traceback = exc_info->exc_traceback;
+PyErr_GetExcInfo(PyObject **p_type, PyObject **p_value, PyObject **p_traceback)
+    PyThreadState *tstate = _PyThreadState_GET();
+    return _PyErr_GetExcInfo(tstate, p_type, p_value, p_traceback);
 PyErr_SetExcInfo(PyObject *p_type, PyObject *p_value, PyObject *p_traceback)

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