Puzzling error msg.

wrw at mac.com wrw at mac.com
Mon Dec 3 19:32:10 CET 2012


On Dec 3, 2012, at 1:12 PM, Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:

> On Mon, 03 Dec 2012 12:37:42 -0500, wrw wrote:
> 
>> So far in my experience with Python, it's error messages have been
>> clear, concise, and quite good at fingering my errors.  However, the
>> message below has me stumped.  The routine in question has been running
>> for weeks with no problems, then yesterday I got the following:
>> 
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>  File "./Connection_Monitor.py", line 146, in <module>
>>    Google_up, Google_summary, Google_RTT, Google_stddev = 
> Google.connection_test()
>>  File "/Users/wrw/Dev/Python/Connection_Monitor/Version2.2/WorkingCopy/
> network.py",
>>  line 101, in connection_test
>>    #
>> IndexError: list index out of range
> 
> Are you running Python with the -x option? If so, then I understand that 
> the line number (and subsequent line of code) reported in tracebacks may 
> sometimes be off by one.
> 

Steven, thanks for looking at this.  No, I'm not using -x and the .py and .pyc files are as they should be.  (Notice in the traceback that the files were in the "Version2.2/WorkingCopy/" directory.  I'm pretty careful
about version control.)  I've added a bunch of print statements and I'll just have to wait until it fails again - hopefully soon.

> 
> 
> By the way, in connection_test you have the following:
> 
>>    def connection_test(self):
>>        found_0 = '0 packets received' in ping_result 
>>        found_1 = '1 packets received' in ping_result
>>        if found_0 == True or found_1 == True:
> [...]
> 
> Of course that's not correct. You should write:
> 
> 

[byte]

> Of course the whole thing is silly. The right way to test booleans for 
> their boolean value is just:
> 
> if found_0 or found_1:
> 
> "flag == True" is the same as "flag".
> 
> 

OK - point taken wrt testing booleans.

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> Steven
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