[Python-Dev] pydoc works with eggs? (python-2.5.1)

Neal Becker ndbecker2 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 22 13:17:24 CEST 2008

pydoc blew up when I tried to view doc for pytools module, which is an egg:

pydoc -p 8082
pydoc server ready at http://localhost:8082/
Exception happened during processing of request from ('', 52915)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/SocketServer.py", line 222, in handle_request
    self.process_request(request, client_address)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/SocketServer.py", line 241, in process_request
    self.finish_request(request, client_address)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/SocketServer.py", line 254, in finish_request
    self.RequestHandlerClass(request, client_address, self)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/SocketServer.py", line 522, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/BaseHTTPServer.py", line 316, in handle
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/BaseHTTPServer.py", line 310, in handle_one_request
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/pydoc.py", line 1924, in do_GET
    self.send_document(describe(obj), html.document(obj, path))
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/pydoc.py", line 321, in document
    if inspect.ismodule(object): return self.docmodule(*args)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/pydoc.py", line 672, in docmodule
    contents.append(self.document(value, key, name, fdict, cdict))
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/pydoc.py", line 322, in document
    if inspect.isclass(object): return self.docclass(*args)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/pydoc.py", line 807, in docclass
    lambda t: t[1] == 'method')
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/pydoc.py", line 735, in spill
    funcs, classes, mdict, object))
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/pydoc.py", line 323, in document
    if inspect.isroutine(object): return self.docroutine(*args)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/pydoc.py", line 891, in docroutine
    getdoc(object), self.preformat, funcs, classes, methods)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/pydoc.py", line 79, in getdoc
    result = inspect.getdoc(object) or inspect.getcomments(object)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/inspect.py", line 521, in getcomments
    lines, lnum = findsource(object)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/inspect.py", line 510, in findsource
    if pat.match(lines[lnum]): break
IndexError: list index out of range

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