Thursday, May 17, 2007

IronPython and PyFit

Problem — PyFit uses the parser module.

Workround —

  • remove redundant import compiler from fit\TypeAdapter.py
  • remove import compiler from fit\taBase.py
  • remove seq_types, map_types, oper_types from fit\taBase.py
  • remove _safeAssemble from fit\taBase.py
  • remove _safeEval from fit\taBase.py and lose the ability to input non-scalar types (string being scalar); or replace its body with return eval(s) and lose the protection against wild input (sorta-OK if your FitNesse wiki is on an internal network).

Either approach breaks various of the PyFit unit tests, but does permit you to run IronPython 1.x directly, so long as you keep your cell types under control.

Special case - IronPython 2.0alpha1

This currently has problems with the type() function used in CellHandlers.isValid(). Unroll the in test as follows


which passes the unit tests.

I believe that the type() problem is known in IronPython 2.0α1, but for the record, a minimal test case, in case it persists into beta


yields

C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\My Documents\code\python>\IronPython-2.0A1\ipy.exe ipy2.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File ipy2.py, line 5, in Initialize
  File , line 0, in _stub_##14
  File ipy2.py, line 3, in inspect
  File , line 0, in ContainsValueWrapper##18
  File , line 0, in _stub_##19
SystemError: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

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