[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] python/dist/src/Python compile.c, 2.343, 2.344

BJörn Lindqvist bjourne at gmail.com
Fri Feb 11 01:15:18 CET 2005

> On Wed, 09 Feb 2005 17:42:41 -0800, rhettinger at users.sourceforge.net
> <rhettinger at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> > Update of /cvsroot/python/python/dist/src/Python
> > In directory sc8-pr-cvs1.sourceforge.net:/tmp/cvs-serv31172
> >
> > Modified Files:
> >         compile.c
> > Log Message:
> > Remove the set conversion which didn't work with:  [] in (0,)
> Why is this a problem?  If there were *any* unhashable objects
> in the container, then the compiler would have bailed on the
> initial set-conversion.

>>> [] in frozenset(["hi", "ho"])
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
TypeError: list objects are unhashable

The compiler do bail out when there are unhashable objects outside the
tuple, but not if the LHS is unhashable. I believe that is because
internally frozenset uses a dict and it does something similar to
d.has_key([]) in this case. It should be trivial for the compiler to
also check the LHS for hashability I think.

That is also why the email unit test failed - LHS was unhashable but
the RHS was hashable. There is a patch for that (1119016) at SF but
that may no longer be needed.
mvh Björn

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