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Title: IDLE - regression with exit() and quit()
Type: behavior Stage: resolved
Components: IDLE Versions: Python 3.3, Python 3.4, Python 2.7
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: roger.serwy Nosy List: benjamin.peterson, georg.brandl, larry, pitrou, python-dev, roger.serwy, serhiy.storchaka, terry.reedy
Priority: release blocker Keywords: patch

Created on 2013-03-31 07:45 by roger.serwy, last changed 2022-04-11 14:57 by admin. This issue is now closed.

File name Uploaded Description Edit
fileno_close.patch roger.serwy, 2013-03-31 07:44 review
issue17585.patch roger.serwy, 2013-03-31 17:41 review
issue17585_2.7.patch roger.serwy, 2013-03-31 18:26 review
site_reversion.patch roger.serwy, 2013-03-31 19:26 review
Messages (17)
msg185619 - (view) Author: Roger Serwy (roger.serwy) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-03-31 07:44
This issue is a split from #5492, where Terry noticed a serious regression that "quit()" and "exit()" no longer work in IDLE.

Before #9290, the PyShell object itself was stdin and it didn't have a "fileno" method. The code in would skip over the call to fileno, leaving fd == -1, which then called close() on stdin, effectively the close() method of PyShell. 

The application of #9290 introduced PseudoFile as a subclass of io.TextIOBase which has a "fileno" method. The code find it, calls it, but an error gets raised so that the close() method doesn't get called. Even if you subclass fileno(), you still need to subclass close() so that it calls the original close function in PyShell.

The attached patch, fileno_close.patch, fixes that issue. I would argue that this patch should be applied to all the release candidates as it corrects a serious regression.

I would like to hear your thoughts before applying the patch.
msg185620 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-03-31 08:07
I thought of this exact patch, but then decided against it.
1. The bug is in -- see thread
[Python-Dev] Idle,, and the release candidates
for a better explanation and solution.
2. The Idle behavior, inherited from io.IOBase is correct.
3. The consequence on *other* Python code of a fake fileno is unknown.

The solution I gave for is to begin .__call__ with
if sys.stdin.__name__ == 'PseudoInputFile': sys.stdin.close()
This should be safe to do without another release candidate.

The name as seen by the user process should be checked but I cannot do so at the moment (on substitute substitute computer). This would only be done in the release by the file managers. The exact decision is up to them.

So I would replace IDLE with in the title.
msg185621 - (view) Author: Roger Serwy (roger.serwy) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-03-31 08:27
I agree that's Quitter exception logic has a flaw as described on the email from python-dev. But I disagree that the problem of IDLE not exiting is due to Even if you fix (which I did), calling sys.stdin.close() won't close IDLE since PseudoInputFile's close method doesn't call PyShell's close method.
msg185628 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-03-31 15:39
I see that now. Then both files should be fixed. I still object to introducing a buggy .fileno ;-).
msg185633 - (view) Author: Roger Serwy (roger.serwy) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-03-31 17:41
Terry, I agree that the original patch introduces a buggy fileno and it "knows" too much about the internals of which could change.

The attached patch modifies, similar to how Nick Coghlan split the two function calls in a single try/except block into two separate try/except blocks. I tried to keep the change as small as possible to avoid introducing any unintended regressions. The change does pass the test suite on 3.4 on Linux.
msg185635 - (view) Author: Antoine Pitrou (pitrou) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-03-31 18:14
Please read . The fileno() check shouldn't be needed anymore.

Also, it can't effect 2.7, or you have another problem.
msg185636 - (view) Author: Antoine Pitrou (pitrou) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-03-31 18:15
(s/effect/affect/, sorry)
msg185637 - (view) Author: Roger Serwy (roger.serwy) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-03-31 18:26
Antoine, it does affect 2.7 since sys.stdin.close() doesn't call PyShell's close method. #9290 introduced this regression. I accept some responsibility because my manual testing of those patches in #9290 didn't include trying the exit() and quit() methods.

The attached patch fixes the problem on the 2.7 branch.
msg185638 - (view) Author: Roger Serwy (roger.serwy) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-03-31 18:36
I would also argue that the fileno_close.patch ought to be applied to the 3.2.4 and 3.3.1 release candidates. The changes in #9290 were applied only two months ago.
msg185640 - (view) Author: Antoine Pitrou (pitrou) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-03-31 18:39
I won't argue about any changes in IDLE, but the fileno-checking code in should probably be removed, not complicated.
msg185642 - (view) Author: Roger Serwy (roger.serwy) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-03-31 19:26
I agree with Antoine that fileno checking code should be removed. I dug deeper into why that was introduced in the first place.

00b136b7da84 introduced the warning "Trying to close unclosable fd!"
86358b43c8bb intoduced the change to about not closing stdin if wrapping fd 0 to avoid the warning.
23d9cb777d9a removed the warning as part of issue4233.

So the code in for checking fileno is cruft and can be safely removed. The site_reversion patch backs out of 86358b43c8bb.
msg186182 - (view) Author: Serhiy Storchaka (serhiy.storchaka) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-04-07 07:46
Perhaps PseudoInputFile.close() should call super().close() to set closed flag. Perhaps close() should be even implemented in PseudoFile.

It's my fault in this regression. I deliberately have not implemented PseudoFile.close(), because I saw no sense in deliberate calling of sys.std*.close() and considered closing the window with unpremeditated closing of the standard stream is too dangerous.
msg186545 - (view) Author: Roger Serwy (roger.serwy) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-04-11 04:32
Serhiy, don't worry. There's still plenty of broken found in IDLE.

Antoine, may I modify with site_reversion.patch? If not, then I can include a workaround in IDLE.
msg186548 - (view) Author: Antoine Pitrou (pitrou) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-04-11 06:29
Yes, fixing is fine.
msg186602 - (view) Author: Roundup Robot (python-dev) (Python triager) Date: 2013-04-12 00:24
New changeset 99e363e67844 by Roger Serwy in branch '2.7':
#17585: Fixed IDLE regression. Now closes when using exit() or quit().

New changeset d3c67e2fc68c by Roger Serwy in branch '3.3':
#17585: Fixed IDLE regression. Now closes when using exit() or quit().

New changeset 82451c88b3c0 by Roger Serwy in branch 'default':
#17585: merge with 3.3.
msg186603 - (view) Author: Roger Serwy (roger.serwy) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-04-12 00:29
Thanks, Antoine.

I am closing this issue as fixed.
msg188177 - (view) Author: Serhiy Storchaka (serhiy.storchaka) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-04-30 19:12
This fix introduces other bug (see issue17838). I think this fix with issue17838 fix should be included in next regression releases.
Date User Action Args
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