[Python-Dev] Cryptic error messages

Michael Hudson mwh21@cam.ac.uk
01 Dec 2000 11:20:23 +0000

Ka-Ping Yee <ping@lfw.org> writes:

> An attempt to use sockets for the first time yesterday left a
> friend of mine bewildered:
>     >>> import socket
>     >>> s = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM)
>     >>> s.connect('localhost:234')
>     Traceback (most recent call last):
>       File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
>     TypeError: 2-sequence, 13-sequence
>     >>> 
> "What the heck does '2-sequence, 13-sequence' mean?" he rightfully asked.

I'm not sure about the general case, but in this case you could do
something like:


Now you get an error message like:

TypeError: getsockaddrarg: AF_INET address must be tuple, not string


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