Newbie: A very basic problem related to cgi.py
steve at holdenweb.com
Mon Dec 20 16:18:24 CET 2004
Peter Hansen wrote:
> Steve Holden wrote:
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>> File "cgi.py", line 2, in ?
>> import cgi
>> File "/c/steve/cgi.py", line 12, in ?
>> File "/c/steve/cgi.py", line 6, in main
>> form = cgi.FieldStorage()
>> AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'FieldStorage'
>> Ha! There's a naming confusion between the imported cgi module and
>> your main program. Rename it to something else and all should be well
>> (or at least better ;-)
> I suspected that too, Steve, but why would it be showing
> the library cgi.py in the traceback if he had a local
> one with the same name? Weird. (Unless, as I wondered
> in my redundant reply, the traceback he posted wasn't
> the real traceback...)
It *is* a little puzzling.
I suspect that the problem might have been due to repeated imports or
some such. But I don't know. Only Ali can tell us how he got that
traceback. I wondered whether it could have been an IDE, but neither
IDLE nor PythonWin exhibit such strangeness. Very odd. Ali?
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