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Ethan Furman 10-10-2009 12:49 AM

Re: easy install
 
Robert Kern wrote:
> On 2009-10-09 19:08 PM, David Robinow wrote:
>
>> On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 5:02 PM, Ethan Furman<ethan@stoneleaf.us> wrote:
>>
>>> A puzzlement:
>>>
>>> I used easy_install the other day to get xlutils on my system. It
>>> automatically installed xlrd and xlwt as well. This is cool. What's
>>> not so
>>> cool are my tracebacks. E.g.
>>>
>>> Python 2.5.4 (r254:67916, Dec 23 2008, 15:10:54) [MSC v.1310 32 bit
>>> (Intel)]
>>> on win32
>>> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> --> import xlwt
>>> --> xlwt.__name__
>>> 'xlwt'
>>> --> xlwt.__file__
>>> 'C:\\Python25\\lib\\site-packages\\xlwt-0.7.2-py2.5-win32.egg\\xlwt\\__init__.pyc'
>>>
>>> --> xlwt.Workbook().save('non-file')
>>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>> File "<stdin>", line 1, in<module>
>>> File
>>> "c:\docume~1\ethanf\locals~1\temp\easy_install-q1s1rb\xlwt-0.7.2-py2.5-win32.egg.tmp\xlwt\Workbook.py",
>>>
>>> line 634, in save
>>> File
>>> "c:\docume~1\ethanf\locals~1\temp\easy_install-q1s1rb\xlwt-0.7.2-py2.5-win32.egg.tmp\xlwt\Workbook.py",
>>>
>>> line 615, in get_biff_data
>>> IndexError: list index out of range
>>> -->
>>>
>>> Anyone know why that is?
>>>
>>> ~Ethan~
>>> --
>>> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
>>>

>> You can't save a workbook with no worksheets.
>> Try:
>> W = xlwt.Workbook()
>> W.add_sheet('no-sheet')
>> W.save('non-file')

>
>
> I think he's asking why the exception message does not have the source
> lines in the traceback, like exceptions inside regularly installed
> packages.
>
> The answer is that once files are zipped, like the egg that you have
> installed, the traceback printing function in C does not know how to get
> at the source files any more. The traceback printing function in the
> pure Python traceback module does, though. Try this:
>
> >>> import sys
> >>> import traceback
> >>> sys.excepthook = traceback.print_exception

>


Good to know, thank you.

Besides missing the source lines, I was also wondering why the path in
the traceback is showing incorrectly; I have the egg in
c:\python25\Lib\site-packages, not where the trackback says I have it.

In an effort to get it looking right, as well as to get the missing
source lines, I broke the egg and copied the xlwt folder out of it and
directly into site-packages -- everything (except the trackbacks, grrr)
still worked, leaving me as mystified as ever.

Any light to shed on that strangeness?

~Ethan~


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