python crash on windows but not on linux

Peter Otten __peter__ at
Fri Feb 12 15:17:04 CET 2010

hjebbers wrote:

> On Feb 11, 7:01 pm, Peter Otten <__pete... at> wrote:
>> hjebbers wrote:
>> > On Feb 11, 5:45 pm, M3RT <mgul... at> wrote:
>> >> The problem may be related to how you treat the EDI file or lets say
>> >> DATA. Also your coding style is important. Can you provide more info?
>> > Yes, a whole lot more; but I do not want to bother you with that now.
>> > I was just wondering if it is possible that the same setup gives a
>> > CRASH! on windows and just works on linux.
>> > (where is the bug?)
>> In the platform-specific code ;)
>> Even on alt.haruspicy they cannot do much without a liver now and then...
> if it is in the platform-specific code should I make this into a
> bugreport?

A this stage a bug report would be useless. The details you have provided so 
far don't give anyone without physical access to your machine a chance to 
reproduce the error.

> (because the crash does not appear at the same place in my code (when
> doing the same test-run) it will be quite hard to point down....)

Indeed. The culprit may be an extension written in C that is overwriting 
memory still in use by other parts of your program.


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