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Ticket #112 (closed defect: worksforme)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

error on help()

Reported by: donny.viszneki@… Owned by: xi
Priority: normal Component: pyyaml
Severity: normal Keywords:
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Description (last modified by xi) (diff)

Using Windows XP and Python 2.5.1

C:\Documents and Settings\Joe Sizlack\Desktop\hackers>easy_install pyyaml
Searching for pyyaml
Reading http://pypi.python.org/simple/pyyaml/
Couldn't find index page for 'pyyaml' (maybe misspelled?)
Scanning index of all packages (this may take a while)
Reading http://pypi.python.org/simple/
Reading http://pypi.python.org/simple/PyYAML/
Reading http://pyyaml.org/wiki/PyYAML
Best match: PyYAML 3.07
Downloading http://pyyaml.org/download/pyyaml/PyYAML-3.07.win32-py2.5.exe
Processing PyYAML-3.07.win32-py2.5.exe
creating 'c:\docume~1\joesiz~1\locals~1\temp\easy_install-5slfsi\PyYAML-3.07-py2
.5-win32.egg' and adding 'c:\docume~1\joesiz~1\locals~1\temp\easy_install-5slfsi
\PyYAML-3.07-py2.5-win32.egg.tmp' to it
Moving PyYAML-3.07-py2.5-win32.egg to c:\python25\lib\site-packages
Adding PyYAML 3.07 to easy-install.pth file

Installed c:\python25\lib\site-packages\pyyaml-3.07-py2.5-win32.egg
Processing dependencies for pyyaml
Finished processing dependencies for pyyaml

C:\Documents and Settings\Joe Sizlack\Desktop\hackers>python
Python 2.5.1 (r251:54863, Apr 18 2007, 08:51:08) [MSC v.1310 32 bit (Intel)] on
win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import yaml
>>> help(yaml)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "C:\Python25\lib\site.py", line 346, in __call__
    return pydoc.help(*args, **kwds)
  File "C:\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 1645, in __call__
    self.help(request)
  File "C:\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 1689, in help
    else: doc(request, 'Help on %s:')
  File "C:\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 1481, in doc
    pager(title % desc + '\n\n' + text.document(object, name))
  File "C:\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 324, in document
    if inspect.ismodule(object): return self.docmodule(*args)
  File "C:\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 1072, in docmodule
    contents.append(self.document(value, key, name))
  File "C:\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 325, in document
    if inspect.isclass(object): return self.docclass(*args)
  File "C:\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 1196, in docclass
    lambda t: t[1] == 'method')
  File "C:\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 1146, in spill
    name, mod, object))
  File "C:\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 326, in document
    if inspect.isroutine(object): return self.docroutine(*args)
  File "C:\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 1257, in docroutine
    doc = getdoc(object) or ''
  File "C:\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 82, in getdoc
    result = inspect.getdoc(object) or inspect.getcomments(object)
  File "C:\Python25\lib\inspect.py", line 521, in getcomments
    lines, lnum = findsource(object)
  File "C:\Python25\lib\inspect.py", line 510, in findsource
    if pat.match(lines[lnum]): break
IndexError: list index out of range
>>>

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comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by anonymous

With proper formatting:

C:\Documents and Settings\Joe Sizlack\Desktop\hackers>easy_install pyyaml
Searching for pyyaml
Reading http://pypi.python.org/simple/pyyaml/
Couldn't find index page for 'pyyaml' (maybe misspelled?)
Scanning index of all packages (this may take a while)
Reading http://pypi.python.org/simple/
Reading http://pypi.python.org/simple/PyYAML/
Reading http://pyyaml.org/wiki/PyYAML
Best match: PyYAML 3.07
Downloading http://pyyaml.org/download/pyyaml/PyYAML-3.07.win32-py2.5.exe
Processing PyYAML-3.07.win32-py2.5.exe
creating 'c:\docume~1\joesiz~1\locals~1\temp\easy_install-5slfsi\PyYAML-3.07-py2
.5-win32.egg' and adding 'c:\docume~1\joesiz~1\locals~1\temp\easy_install-5slfsi
\PyYAML-3.07-py2.5-win32.egg.tmp' to it
Moving PyYAML-3.07-py2.5-win32.egg to c:\python25\lib\site-packages
Adding PyYAML 3.07 to easy-install.pth file

Installed c:\python25\lib\site-packages\pyyaml-3.07-py2.5-win32.egg
Processing dependencies for pyyaml
Finished processing dependencies for pyyaml

C:\Documents and Settings\Joe Sizlack\Desktop\hackers>python
Python 2.5.1 (r251:54863, Apr 18 2007, 08:51:08) [MSC v.1310 32 bit (Intel)] on
win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import yaml
>>> help(yaml)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "C:\Python25\lib\site.py", line 346, in __call__
    return pydoc.help(*args, **kwds)
  File "C:\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 1645, in __call__
    self.help(request)
  File "C:\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 1689, in help
    else: doc(request, 'Help on %s:')
  File "C:\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 1481, in doc
    pager(title % desc + '\n\n' + text.document(object, name))
  File "C:\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 324, in document
    if inspect.ismodule(object): return self.docmodule(*args)
  File "C:\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 1072, in docmodule
    contents.append(self.document(value, key, name))
  File "C:\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 325, in document
    if inspect.isclass(object): return self.docclass(*args)
  File "C:\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 1196, in docclass
    lambda t: t[1] == 'method')
  File "C:\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 1146, in spill
    name, mod, object))
  File "C:\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 326, in document
    if inspect.isroutine(object): return self.docroutine(*args)
  File "C:\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 1257, in docroutine
    doc = getdoc(object) or ''
  File "C:\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 82, in getdoc
    result = inspect.getdoc(object) or inspect.getcomments(object)
  File "C:\Python25\lib\inspect.py", line 521, in getcomments
    lines, lnum = findsource(object)
  File "C:\Python25\lib\inspect.py", line 510, in findsource
    if pat.match(lines[lnum]): break
IndexError: list index out of range
>>>

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by xi

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Description modified (diff)

help(yaml) works for me both when I install the package directly or when I use easy_install.

In any case, if you google for last lines in the traceback, you'll notice it's not really a PyYAML issue. It appears this problem occurs when inspect.findsource() is unable to find a correct .py file corresponding to the .pyc file that is currently in use. It may happen if the .pyc file was built on a different machine or has been moved around. Do you happen to have more than one version of PyYAML installed using easy_install? If so, I would suggest you to remove all existing PyYAML installations and re-install it from scratch.

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