More informative error messages (Re: [Python-Dev] Efficient predicates for the standard library)

Greg Ewing greg at
Tue Oct 7 22:50:13 EDT 2003

Ian Bicking <ianb at>:

> > Don't tracebacks give line number and file?
> Yeah, that seems unnecessary.

Even when it does give a line number and file, I don't
always want to have to go looking them all up just to
get an idea of the call path that led to the error.

This is a particularly severe problem in Pyrex, where
frequently I will get tracebacks telling me things like
there was an error in a 27-level deep stack of calls
to various functions called "generate_execution_code"
scattered among the 50 or so classes in

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