3.4rc2 and pip on windows

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Mar 3 20:47:36 CET 2014


On 03/03/2014 00:07, Terry Reedy wrote:
> On 3/2/2014 6:55 PM, Mark Lawrence wrote:
>> Trying to install pyttsx, it doesn't strike me as very clever that, as
>> seen below, you get "Successfully installed pyttsx" despite the syntax
>> errors and you can't actually do an import.
>>
>> c:\Users\Mark\CrossCode>c:\Python34\Scripts\pip3.4.exe install pyttsx
>> Downloading/unpacking pyttsx
>>    Downloading pyttsx-1.1.tar.gz
>>    Running setup.py
>> (path:C:\Users\Mark\AppData\Local\Temp\pip_build_Mark\pyttsx\setup.py)
>> egg_info for package pyttsx
>>
>> Installing collected packages: pyttsx
>>    Running setup.py install for pyttsx
>>        File "C:\Python34\Lib\site-packages\pyttsx\driver.py", line 105
>>          except Exception, e:
>>                          ^
>>      SyntaxError: invalid syntax
>>
>> [other syntax errors snipped]
>>
>> Successfully installed pyttsx
>
> A bug it seems to me.
>
>> Cleaning up...
>>
>> c:\Users\Mark\CrossCode>py -3.4
>> Python 3.4.0rc2 (v3.4.0rc2:a300712ed38c, Feb 23 2014, 10:49:04) [MSC
>> v.1600 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
>> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>  >>> import pyttsx
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>    File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
>>    File "C:\Python34\lib\site-packages\pyttsx\__init__.py", line 18, in
>> <module>
>>      from engine import Engine
>>
>> I've looked at pyttsx in my 3.3 site-packages and it appears that I've
>> manually run 2to3.  Is this something that could be done automatically
>> by pip?  Your thoughts please, ladies and gentlemen.
>
> I should hope so.
>

FTR I raised this as http://bugs.python.org/issue20846 and it was closed 
11 minutes after I raised it.  I won't say anything else as I'm 
extremely tired and irritable and might well regret it later.

-- 
My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask 
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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