Pickle Problem

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at yahoo.com.ar
Tue Mar 3 21:59:50 CET 2009

En Tue, 03 Mar 2009 16:50:25 -0200, Fab86 <fabien.hall at gmail.com> escribió:
> On Mar 3, 6:48 pm, "Gabriel Genellina" <gagsl-... at yahoo.com.ar> wrote:
>> En Tue, 03 Mar 2009 16:39:43 -0200, Fab86 <fabien.h... at gmail.com>  
>> escribió:
>> > I am having a bit on an issue getting my program to work. The online
>> > database which I am trying to contact keep timing out meaning I can
>> > not carry out my 200 searches without being interupted.
>> > I believe that the solution would be to include an exception handler
>> > with a timer delay if this error occurs so wait a bit then carry on
>> > however having spent hours looking at this I can not get my head
>> > around how to do such a thing.
>> Exactly. How to handle  
>> exceptions:http://docs.python.org/tutorial/errors.html
>> Use time.sleep() to wait for some  
>> time:http://docs.python.org/library/time.html#time.sleep
> Thanks for that I will give it a read.
> Do I need to know what error I am getting?

Usually it's best to be as specific as possible.

> IDLE is giving me this:
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "C:\Downloads\MoS\yws-2.12\Python\pYsearch-3.1\test6.py", line
> 13, in <module>
>     res = srch.parse_results()
>   File "C:\Downloads\MoS\yws-2.12\Python\pYsearch-3.1\yahoo\search
> \__init__.py", line 765, in parse_results
>     xml = self.get_results()
>   File "C:\Downloads\MoS\yws-2.12\Python\pYsearch-3.1\yahoo\search
> \__init__.py", line 738, in get_results
>     stream = self.open()
>   File "C:\Downloads\MoS\yws-2.12\Python\pYsearch-3.1\yahoo\search
> \__init__.py", line 723, in open
>     raise SearchError(err)
> SearchError: service temporarily unavailable [C:28]

That means that, in line 13 of test6.py [first line in the stack trace],  
after several function calls [intermediate lines in the stack trace]  
leading to function open in the search package [last line of the stack  
trace], a SearchError exception was raised.
If you want to catch that exception:

    ... some code ...
except SearchError:
   ... code to handle the exception ...

How to "spell" exactly the exception name should appear in the  
documentation; might be yahoo.SearchError, or yahoo.search.SearchError, or  
yahoo.errors.SearchError, or similar.

Gabriel Genellina

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