python crash on windows but not on linux

Emile van Sebille emile at
Fri Feb 12 00:13:19 CET 2010

On 2/11/2010 6:32 AM hjebbers said...
> To all,
> I am running an EDI translator,

... let's say bots  :)

> and doing stress tests.
> When processing a test with a (relatively) big EDI file(s) on
> windowsXP  I get a crash:
>      'sorry for the inconvenience' etc  (so no clues about what is
> causing the problem)

... and it's running directly under python...

I use textpad.  It allows me to launch a script from a command window 
under its control, which when python subsequently crashes, commonly 
leaves the traceback in the textpad launched command window.

Perhaps that'll help?

--also on the bots list and will be digging in seriously over the next 
several weeks

> This happens with python 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
> It does not happen in the same setup&tests on linux. (while the linux
> machine has only half of the RAM of the windows machine).
> I am quite sure it is not some external module; there's no GUI (apart
> from 'print'), no network connections.
> Actually, the crash is not predictable....the crash occurs most of the
> time...but at different points.
> So basically I am wondering how to proceed.
> Is it related to a memory problem? (which does not occur on Linux)
> any pointer is very welcome,
> henk-jan

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