[Python-Dev] Python2.4.1c1 and win32com

Leeuw van der, Tim tim.leeuwvander at nl.unisys.com
Thu Mar 10 22:19:52 CET 2005


Win32com generates Python-files for use with com interfaces, using the make-py.py utility.

The generated files are OK with Python2.3.5

The generated files crash the Python interpreter with Python 2.4

Under Python 2.4.1c1, They give a syntax error!?

The files unfortunately are very big, nearly 2Mb each, although they compress very well (270Kb).

The errors given are for one file:

"D:\Python24\lib\site-packages\win32com\gen_py\00020905-0000-0000-C000-000000000046x0x8x1.py", line 3025
    "StyleName": (3, 2, (8, 0), (), "StyleName", None),
		"Value": (0, 2, (8, 0), (), "Value", None),
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
(The marker is in the middle of 'None')

And for the other file:
  File "D:\Python24\lib\site-packages\win32com\gen_py\00020813-0000-0000-C000-000000000046x0x1x3.py", line 2591
    return ret
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

At least the interpreter no longer crashes, but I'm very surprised that this gives syntax errors when the exact same files do compile with Python 2.3.5 (To be sure, I generated the files using Python2.3.5, then copied them to the 2.4.1c1 installation, and then tried to have them compiled.)

Eyeballing the files, I can definately not see any syntax errors.

Anyone who can help or offer any suggestions?

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