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Title: tkFileFilter.c: ostypeCount not initialized?
Type: behavior Stage: resolved
Components: Versions: Python 2.7
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: serhiy.storchaka, terry.reedy, zach.ware
Priority: high Keywords:

Created on 2014-02-08 10:14 by terry.reedy, last changed 2022-04-11 14:57 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Messages (9)
msg210608 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-02-08 10:14
Fresh Win7 VC express debug build (F7), 2.7 only: fairly recent (last 3 months?) regression.

In debug console, import idlelib.idle. Try to Open a file. Get message that ostypeCount is used before initialized. If open python_d with F5 in VC, [break] takes me to VS debugger, which points to line 341 in tkFileFilter.c (where is that in the directory tree?).
    if (ostypeCount > 0 && ostypeList != NULL) {
I am slightly puzzled because it appears that line 234
    for (i=0; i<ostypeCount; i++) {
should have been executed first.
msg210609 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-02-08 10:16
If I start the 2.7 console directly instead of under the debugger, I can ignore the message and open a file and everything *seems* normal. Most users would be less comfortable doing that, but I presume the message would not appear in a release build.
msg210662 - (view) Author: Serhiy Storchaka (serhiy.storchaka) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-02-08 15:41
What Tk version do you use? This bug was fixed 5 years ago.
msg210669 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-02-08 17:58
As I may have mentioned before, I *now* use the 'standard' one for Windows for each version of Python, as fetched by Tools/buildbots/external.bat. For 2.7 this is 8.5.2.  The reason I just noticed about a month ago is that I previously ran all repository builds with one version of tcl/tk, the latest -- and had no problems. When 3.4 switched to 8.6.0, I wanted to use that for the repository build also, but my impression is that 2.7 and 3.3 cannot run with 8.6. So I put each Python branch clone in a separate directory instead of side-by-side in one directory as recommended in the developer guide. (This is a nuisance.) I do not really understand why Windows users of 2.7 as saddled with such an old release of tcl/tk.

If there is nothing to be done about this, we can close it.
msg210675 - (view) Author: Serhiy Storchaka (serhiy.storchaka) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-02-08 18:27
May be we should update Tcl/Tk on buildbots (issue20565).
msg217025 - (view) Author: Zachary Ware (zach.ware) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-04-22 21:15
Terry, could you try this again with a fresh build of Tcl/Tk 8.5.15?  Update your 2.7 to 2b8d9276ad5b or beyond and run Tools/buildbot/external.bat again, it should take care of it.
msg221706 - (view) Author: Zachary Ware (zach.ware) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-06-27 18:41
I'm going to go ahead and close this, since it should be fixed.  Terry, if you do find that this is still an issue, please reopen.
msg221718 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-06-27 20:16
The problem is gone after re-running external.bat -- and manually copying the dlls into pcbuild. It there an open issue to fix the undocumented need to copy?
msg221721 - (view) Author: Zachary Ware (zach.ware) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-06-27 20:33
> Is there an open issue to fix the undocumented need to copy?

I don't think so.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:57:58adminsetgithub: 64759
2014-06-27 20:33:26zach.waresetmessages: + msg221721
2014-06-27 20:16:40terry.reedysetmessages: + msg221718
2014-06-27 18:41:50zach.waresetstatus: pending -> closed
resolution: fixed
messages: + msg221706

stage: needs patch -> resolved
2014-05-13 11:00:23serhiy.storchakasetstatus: open -> pending
2014-04-22 21:15:22zach.waresetnosy: + zach.ware
messages: + msg217025
2014-02-08 18:27:51serhiy.storchakasetmessages: + msg210675
2014-02-08 17:58:19terry.reedysetmessages: + msg210669
2014-02-08 15:41:41serhiy.storchakasetmessages: + msg210662
2014-02-08 10:16:28terry.reedysetmessages: + msg210609
2014-02-08 10:14:31terry.reedycreate