linecache vs egg - reading line of a file in an egg

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Sun Dec 21 04:37:28 CET 2008

R. Bernstein wrote:
> Does linecache work with source in Python eggs? If not, is it
> contemplated that this is going to be fixed or is there something else
> like linecache that currently works?

linecache works with eggs and other zipped Python source, but it had to extend 
the API in order to do so. Some of the debuggers don't use the extended API. 
This will be fixed in the next 2.6.x bugfix release, but not in 2.5.3.

Robert Kern

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