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Re: svn commit: r1819110 - /subversion/branches/swig-py3/subversion/bindings/swig/include/proxy.swg

From: Troy Curtis Jr <troycurtisjr_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2017 21:40:35 +0000

On Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 2:57 PM Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
wrote:

> Troy Curtis Jr wrote on Sat, 23 Dec 2017 15:27 +0000:
> > On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 11:11 PM Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > troycurtisjr_at_apache.org wrote on Sat, 23 Dec 2017 04:43 +0000:
> > > > Author: troycurtisjr
> > > > Date: Sat Dec 23 04:43:26 2017
> > > > New Revision: 1819110
> > > >
> > > > URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1819110&view=rev
> > > > Log:
> > > > On branch swig-py3: Replace hasattr check for a method with
> try-except.
> > > >
> > > > * subversion/bindings/swig/include/proxy.swg
> > > > (_assert_valid_deep): Replace hasattr check for the 'assert_valid'
> > > method
> > > > with a try-except block as some class instances can have the
> method
> > > but return
> > > > False to hasattr().
> > >
> > > I'm not too familiar with this code; shouldn't we be fixing the
> original
> > > problem, of hasattr() wrongly returning False? I assume it predates
> the
> > > branch, though?
> > >
> > >
> > I won't lie, I didn't like this change much, since I didn't feel that I
> > understood exactly *why* it didn't work. I only found info stating that
> > hasattr effectively did a getattr, but translated the AttributeError
> into a
> > boolean. However, obviously *something* else is different. The
> attribute
> > is obviously able to be found in some scenarios, but returns false for
> > hasattr. So far my attempts to reproduce in a small test class haven't
> > been successful. Perhaps, I should continue to dig into this one to get
> to
> > the bottom of what the difference actually is.
>
> I assume it could affect users' code as well, so yes, it'll be nice to get
> to
> the bottom of it (and to confirm that it's not a regression). What
> classes can
> you reproduce the mismatch with?
>
> I don't see any difference between the CPython implementations of getattr
> and
> hasattr, but perhaps I'm overlooking something (or looking at the source
> of a
> different CPython version to yours).
>
>
The place I was finding the issue was on a SWIG wrapped auth baton instance
used in a client context. In particular, in
bindings/swig/python/tests/pool.py:87 during the test_assert_valid
function, the assert_valid on the auth_baton instance would fail. When
viewed in debugger, just before the hasattr() check, I confirmed that it
returned 'False', but would actually run when called.

> >
> > > While reviewing this I also noticed that svn_swig_py_convert_ptr() also
> > > does this hasattr() check — not sure whether it needs to change too? —
> > > and also has an "x | 0" construct, which seems suspicious (isn't it a
> > > no-op?).
> > >
> > >
> > I looked back through the logs in an attempt figure out the rationale for
> > the "x | 0" construct, but it just shows up that way when it was first
> > added [0]. I agree, it should just be changed to the define. I can't
> come
> > up with a reason to 'or' with 0.
>
> SWIG_POINTER_EXCEPTION is defined as «0» in swig3 so the construct does
> appear
> to be a no-op there. I don't have older swigs to test with.
>
> (@brane: Good catch.)
>
> > 0: svn diff -r855533:855534
> > ^/subversion/branches/python-bindings-improvements/subversion/bindings/
> > swig/python/libsvn_swig_py/swigutil_py.c_at_855534
>
> Also known as
>
> https://svn.apache.org/viewvc/subversion/branches/python-bindings-improvements/subversion/bindings/swig/python/libsvn_swig_py/swigutil_py.c?r1=855534&r2=855533&pathrev=855534
>
> Cheers,
>
> Daniel
>
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