Syntax error in ".py" file and globals variable values not available.

Timothy Grant timothy.grant at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 18:24:53 CEST 2008


On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 2:49 AM, Alexis Boutillier
<alexis.boutillier at arteris.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have a strange behaviour of python with pdb and import statement.
> Here is the example code :
>
> file my1.py:
> import my2
>
> file my2.py:
> a=5
> toto
>
> I intentionnaly put a syntax error in file my2.py.
>
> If I run "python -i my2.py" and run pdb I got :
> NameError: name 'toto' is not defined
>>>> import pdb
>>>> pdb.pm()
> -> toto
>>>> print a
> 5
>
> If I run "python -i my1.py" and run pdb I got :
> NameError: name 'toto' is not defined
>>>> import pdb
>>>> pdb.pm()
> -> toto
>>>> print a
> None
>
> Why can't I get access to variable a in pdb when the process generating the
> error came from an import statement ?
>
> With python 2.3.5, it works fine and in the two cases I get the correct
> value of 5 for variable "a".
> with python 2.43,2.5.1,2.5.2, it doesn't work and I get "None" value for
> variable a.
>
> Somebody can explain me this behaviour ?
>
>
> Thanks.
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> Boutillier Alexis
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>
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Because of the syntax error the module wasn't loaded.

What kind of behaviour would you expect on code that has been flagged
as not executable?

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Stand Fast,
tjg. [Timothy Grant]



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