[Python-Dev] Some old patches
reinhold-birkenfeld-nospam at wolke7.net
Sun Feb 20 00:26:36 CET 2005
this time working up some of the patches with beards:
Adds the display of the line number to cgitb stack traces even when
the source code is not available to cgitb. This makes sense in the
case that the source is lying around somewhere else. However, the
original patch generates a link to "file://?" on the occasion that
the source file name is not known. I have created a new patch
(#1144549) that fixes this, and also renames all local variables
"file" in cgitb to avoid builtin shadowing.
Allows the mmap call on UNIX to be supplied a length argument of
0 to mmap the whole file (which is already implemented on Windows).
However, the patch doesn't apply on current CVS, so I made a new patch
(#1144555) that does. Recommend apply, unless this may cause problems
on some Unices which I don't know about.
Allows the rlcompleter to complete on  item access (constructs like
sim.<TAB> could then be completed). As comments in the patch point
out, this easily leads to execution of arbitrary code via __getitem__,
which is IMHO a too big side effect of completing (though IPython does
this). Recommend reject.
Allows the use of resource.getrusage time values for profile.py, which
results in better timing resolution on FreeBSD. However, this may lead
to worse timing resolution on other OS, so perhaps the patch should be
changed to be restricted to this particular platform.
- #697613 -- bug #670311
This handles the problem that python -i exits on SystemExit exceptions
by introducting two new API functions. While it works for me, I am not
sure whether this is too much overhead for fixing a glitch no one else
This adds a specific error message for invalid tokens after a '\' used
as line continuation. While it may be helpful when the invalid token
is whitespace, Python usually shows the exact location of the invalid
token, so you can examine this line and find the error. On the other
hand, the patch is no big deal, so if a specific error message is
welcome, it may as well be applied.
Enough for today... and best of all: I have no patch which I want to
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