[Pythonmac-SIG] One IDE can find sys._buf, the other can't. What's going on?

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Thu Mar 3 20:56:41 CET 2005

On Mar 3, 2005, at 14:04, Louis Pecora wrote:

> I ran some test code in the MacPython IDE and then from BBEdit (should 
> be same as TextWrangle that some of you use).  It runs in the Mac IDE, 
> but I get this error in BBEdit:
> File "Drive:Users:louispecora:Code:python:general:general.py"; Line 
> 132:  AttributeError: 'file' object has no attribute '_buf'
> That line of code is this one
>    import sys,Carbon
>    sys.stdout._buf = say or '? '  # This line and the next print out 
> the prompt 'say'     <------ bad line
> I cannot figure this one out.  I'm suspecting it's some sort of Python 
> path or multiple Python version problem, but I have no clue.
> I am running OS X  10.3.8 on a 1.25 GHz PB.
> I was really enjoying the BBEdit approach since it is a great code 
> editor and seemed to run generic stuff well until I hit this problem.
> Maybe I need to run that Panther stuff that fixes the Mac version.    
> Any help greatly appreciated.

Uh.. I have no idea where you got the idea to do that, but that _buf 
attribute is specific to the MacPython IDE.  It works *nowhere else*.  
If you could explain what it does, I'm sure there's an alternative that 
works elsewhere.

Leading underscores in Python typically mean "don't touch this".


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