python crash on windows but not on linux

hjebbers hjebbers at
Fri Feb 12 02:33:14 CET 2010

On Feb 11, 11:56 pm, Carl Banks <pavlovevide... at> wrote:
> On Feb 11, 2:39 pm, hjebbers <hjebb... at> wrote:
> > On Feb 11, 8:42 pm, Jerry Hill <malaclyp... at> wrote:
> > > On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 9:32 AM, hjebbers <hjebb... at> wrote:
> > > > To all,
> > > > I am running an EDI translator, 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)
> > > You need to give us more information if we're going to be able to
> > > help.  At the very least, you'll need to copy & paste the actual error
> > > message.  It would be even better if you could show us some of your
> > > code, and better yet if you could give us a small bit of code that is
> > > self contained and reproduces the problem you're experiencing.
> > > --
> > > Jerry
> > the error is a windows thing, I can make a screenshot of it, but I can
> > not copy/paste text.
> > how do I upload a png-file?
> > problem is that the same error happens over and over (I can reproduce
> > it), but not at the same place (the is a logging in the application so
> > that is quite easy to see.)
> > but ....I can show you my code. it's an open source EDI application.
> > but it is not a small bit of code....
> > I am more than will to show you how to reproduce the error.
> People coming here ask for help will vary in the amount of detail
> given, but I've rarely seen anyone as reluctant as you.  It's like
> walking into an auto repair shop and asking the mechanic what's wrong
> with your car by trying to imitate the noise it makes.
I am reluctant because it is a lot of code I told you, it
occurs during stress tests.
I am more than willing to show how to reproduce the crash.

> If your code is very largre, you're not going to get out of this
> without doing some of your own legwork.  I'm sorry.
I am more than willing to do this, of course.

> Do this: Take your code, make a copy of it.  Start removing code from
> the copy (in a controlled way) until the problem disappears.  When you
> remove code don't worry about whether it produces anything useful, the
> object is to try to identify what's causing the error.  Whatever code
> you removed when the error disappears should give you a clue what's
> causing it.  Then, if need be, you can come back and post details.  If
> you manage to get the program to a small size without eliminating the
> problem, you can post it here.
OK, I know how to trace a bug.

As I said, these are stress tests, in this case the input files are
MUCH larger than usualy.
Other stress tests run thousands of input file of regular to big
This all runs.
It does run OK on Linux (so am I looking for a bug in my program??).
The crash pops up at different places...this makes the procedure you
suggest quite awkward.
It is a hard crash of python. There is no traceback or something:
Python dies. Python is no more. It's stone dead. It has ceased to be.
It's a stiff. It's kicked the bucket etc

kind regards,

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