User-defined exception: "global name 'TestRunError' is not defined"

jmike at jmike at
Wed Jul 9 19:39:48 CEST 2008

I'm using some legacy code that has a user-defined exception in it.

The top level program includes this line

from TestRunError import *

It also imports several other modules.  These other modules do not
explicitly import TestRunError.  TestRunError is raised in various
places throughout the modules.

There are a few cases where something goes wrong with the program and
I get this error:

FATAL ERROR: global name 'TestRunError' is not defined

I realize this is kind of a silly question to ask in the general sense
without showing more of the code, but does anyone have any suggestions
as to the most likely causes of this error coming up?  Could it be
something like an error happening where it is not explicitly in a try
block, or an error happening while I'm already in an except block, or
something like that?


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