[Python-Dev] Traceback style
Tue, 2 May 2000 08:27:51 -0400
On 02 May 2000, Ka-Ping Yee said:
> I propose the following stylistic changes to traceback
> 1. If there is no function name for a given level
> in the traceback, just omit the ", in ?" at the
> end of the line.
+0 on this: it doesn't really add anything, but it does neaten things
> 2. If a given level of the traceback is in a method,
> instead of just printing the method name, print
> the class and the method name.
+1 here too: this definitely adds utility.
> 3. Instead of beginning each line with:
> File "foo.py", line 5
> print the line first and drop the quotes:
> Line 5 of foo.py
-0: adds nothing, cleans nothing up, and just generally breaks things
for no good reason.
> In the common interactive case that the file
> is a typed-in string, the current printout is
> File "<stdin>", line 1
> and the following is easier to read in my opinion:
> Line 1 of <stdin>
OK, that's a good reason. Maybe you could special-case the "<stdin>"
case? How about
<stdin>, line 1