[Python-ideas] Stack traces ought to flag when a module has been changed on disk

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Wed Jan 30 15:03:25 EST 2019

On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 3:43 AM Jonathan Fine <jfine2358 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think Steve's suggestion fails in this situation. Suppose wibble.py
> contains a function fn. Now do
>    import wibble
>    fn = wibble.fn
>    # Modify and save wibble.py
>    reload(wibble)
>    fn()

Sure -- but this is just a warning that there *might* be an issue -- if a
user doesn't get the warning in some cases (particularly cases in which
they have used an "advanced" feature like reload) we aren't any worse off.

+1 on the idea -- I don't see a downside.



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