My python interpreter became mad !

Furkan Kuru furkankuru at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 00:04:59 CET 2008


Ok, you're right.

but I did not give it a chance "not trying python interpreter in another
directory"
so if we assume the problem exists in every directory, it has something to
do with  pythonpath.
you can try setting pythonpath to some directory and put a re.py there and
try from any directory starting your interpreter and importing re.



On 3/25/08, John Machin <sjmachin at lexicon.net> wrote:
>
> Furkan Kuru top-posted:
> > Most probably X-Spam added itself to your path.
>
> What is "X-Spam"? Added itself to Benjamin's path [not mine] in such a
> fashion that it is invoked when one does "import re"?
>
> > you should look at your PATH and PYTHONPATH environment variables.
>
> Most *IM*probably. Read the traceback:
> """
> >      >    File "/etc/postfix/re.py", line 19, in ?
> >      >      m = re.match('(Spam)', mail)
> >      > AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'match'
> """
>
> This is a classic case of a script (which does not guard against side
> effects (like spewing out gibberish) when imported instead of being
> executed) being given the same name as a Python-included module and
> being executed in the current directory and hence ends up importing
> itself.
>
> >
> > On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 1:40 PM, John Machin <sjmachin at lexicon.net
> > <mailto:sjmachin at lexicon.net>> wrote:
> >
> >     On Mar 25, 10:05 pm, Benjamin Watine <wat... at cines.fr
> >     <mailto:wat... at cines.fr>> wrote:
> >      > Yes, my python interpreter seems to became mad ; or may be it's
> >     me ! :)
> >      >
> >      > I'm trying to use re module to match text with regular
> >     expression. In a
> >      > first time, all works right. But since yesterday, I have a very
> >     strange
> >      > behaviour :
> >      >
> >      > $ python2.4
> >      > Python 2.4.4 (#2, Apr  5 2007, 20:11:18)
> >      > [GCC 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)] on linux2
> >      > Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more
> >     information.
> >      >  >>> import re
> >      > X-Spam-Flag: YES
>
> [snip]
>
> >      > Traceback (most recent call last):
> >      >    File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
> >      >    File "/etc/postfix/re.py", line 19, in ?
> >      >      m = re.match('(Spam)', mail)
> >      > AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'match'
> >      >  >>>
> >      >
> >      > What's the hell ?? I'm just importing the re module.
> >
> >     No you're not importing *the* re module. You're importing *an* re
> >     module, the first one that is found. In this case: your own re.py.
> >     Rename it.
> >
>
>


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Furkan Kuru
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