Python-3.2 (SVN) bug [was syntax question]

Helmut Jarausch jarausch at
Mon Oct 12 08:55:57 CEST 2009

I wrote
I'm trying to build the recent Python-3.2a (SVN).
It fails in
Lib/  (line 87)

85  def group(*choices): return '(' + '|'.join(choices) + ')'
86  def any(*choices): return group(*choices) + '*'
87  def maybe(*choices): return group(*choices) + '?'

with: TypeError: group() argument after ** must be a mapping, not tuple

Meanwhile I could narrow this down to the --with-tsc configure option.
Without it, it builds just fine.


Helmut Jarausch

Lehrstuhl fuer Numerische Mathematik
RWTH - Aachen University
D 52056 Aachen, Germany

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