Python 2.2.1 bug

Chirayu thephoenix235 at
Mon Aug 26 07:21:19 EDT 2002

The code does crash on my system - Win98SE with 128Mb RAM.

At 04:53 AM 8/26/02 +0000, Allen Edwards wrote:
>I am also unable to create this "bug".  I'm running Win XP Pro, with 1GB  RAM.
>PythonWin 2.2.1 (#34, Apr 15 2002, 09:51:39) [MSC 32 bit (Intel)] on win32.
>Portions Copyright 1994-2001 Mark Hammond (mhammond at - 
>see 'Help/About PythonWin' for further copyright information.
> >>> eval("int" + ".__call__"*100000)
><method-wrapper object at 0x0116BDE0>
> >>>
>Pavel Pergamenshchik wrote:
>>I found a way to break Python 2.2.1 (at least) both on Linux and Windows.
>>eval("int" + ".__call__"*100000)\n
>>at the prompt, then press ctrl-D or ctrl-Z to edit. This will result in a
>>segfault on Linux and some weird "unknown software exception" thing on

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