Python debugging quirks
Eric S. Raymond
esr at thyrsus.com
Thu Dec 22 21:10:28 UTC 2016
Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>:
> > That doesn't sound possible to me. Think about how an interpreter works.
> Do you have a better suggestion?
> It said:
> > File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ntp/util.py", line 273, in
> > summary
> > sys.stderr.write("DNS lookup ends.\n")
> > NameError: global name 'logfp' is not defined
> There is no logfp in there. (That's why I was editing it.)
> I botched the edit. The actual buggy code was self/logfp.write...
> My claim is that the interpreter is doing the right thing and finds the local
> util.pyc but the debugger isn't following the same search rules and finds the
> wrong util.py
> Or something like that.
Do you still have this problem? Did you ever figure out what was going on?
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