Transpose of 1 element array in COM object crashes python

Sue Giller sag at
Wed Dec 19 11:44:06 EST 2001

I am getting a COM error when I try to transpose a 1 element array 
from within a COM object.  The array is created by subclassing 
UserArray.  After the error, the application crashes and causes 
PythonWin to die.

My questions are:  why can't I get the transpose to work in a COM 
situation, even tho it will work from the interactive window, and, even 
if I cant' do this, why would the exception cause everything to die?

I know that transposing a 1 element array is silly, but in the code I 
could be transposing an array of any size, it just happens to be 1 
element in this case.  It all works fine for arrays of > 1 element.   
While I could special case for a 1 element case, I would expect 
things to work for this, and am wondering if there are other caveats 
out there to worry about.

The data in the array just before the transpose is:

year: value: 1791045.0	shape:  (1,)

The code is:
       data = Numeric.transpose(year)        
	  #data = [0]		I had been setting it to this, but things 
crashed with no information, so I put in the raise to figure out what's 
going on

The error raised is:

com_error: (-2147352567, 'Exception occurred.', (0, 'Python COM 
Server Internal Error', 'Unexpected Python Error: 
exceptions.ValueError: invalid axis for this array', None, 0, -
2147467259), None) 

After this, everything dies.

I'm using Python '2.1.1 (#20, Jul 20 2001, 01:19:29) [MSC 32 bit 
Numeric 20.2.0

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