subprocess startup error

Wolfgang Maier wolfgang.maier at biologie.uni-freiburg.de
Fri Feb 26 10:08:17 EST 2016


On 26.02.2016 15:57, Emile van Sebille wrote:
> On 2/26/2016 6:49 AM, Oscar Benjamin wrote:
>> On 26 February 2016 at 13:30, Peter Otten <__peter__ at web.de> wrote:
>>> Shweta Dinnimani wrote:
>>>> i saved my file as string.py since than i'm facing this error
>>>
>>> Rename that file to something that does not clash with the module
>>> names in
>>> the standard library, mystring.py for example, and IDLE should work
>>> again.
>>
>> It's ridiculous that it's this easy to accidentally crash IDLE and the
>> Python shell.
>
> I don't think there's a way to protect against it -- how could you work
> on string.py otherwise?
>

Emitting a warning message in such situations is being discussed in 
http://bugs.python.org/issue23809 though it is not a very lively discussion.


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