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Title: AttributeError on asserting autospecced mock object added using attach_mock
Type: behavior Stage: resolved
Components: Library (Lib) Versions: Python 3.9, Python 3.8, Python 3.7
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: cjw296, gregory.p.smith, lisroach, lukasz.langa, mariocj89, michael.foord, ned.deily, xtreak
Priority: normal Keywords: 3.7regression, 3.8regression, patch

Created on 2019-10-14 14:25 by xtreak, last changed 2022-04-11 14:59 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Pull Requests
URL Status Linked Edit
PR 16784 merged xtreak, 2019-10-14 15:54
PR 18166 merged miss-islington, 2020-01-24 13:20
PR 18167 merged miss-islington, 2020-01-24 13:21
Messages (5)
msg354635 - (view) Author: Karthikeyan Singaravelan (xtreak) * (Python committer) Date: 2019-10-14 14:25
The following program causes AttributeError while retrieving the spec signature of a call. It seems that not all mocks specced should have _spec_signature where if autospec is used and the mock is attached with attach_mock then the "mock" attribute has the correct object from which _spec_signature has to be derived. On the attribute being not present we can fallback to the sig being None. This can be workaround by disabling autospec but since this is present in 3.7.5RC1 and 3.8.0RC1 I am tagging it as regression. 

I am also attaching a patch with script to reproduce this that should pass with the patch. I will try to make a PR tonight. Sorry for the last minute report I just stumbled upon this while debugging This change was introduced as part of by me. I am tagging the nosy list from issue for review of the patch.

import unittest
from unittest.mock import patch, Mock, call, ANY

class Foo:
    def set_foo(self, val): pass

class FooTest(unittest.TestCase):
    @patch(f"{__name__}.Foo.set_foo", autospec=True)
    def test_autospec_attach_mock_assert(self, mock_set_foo):
        manager = Mock()
        manager.attach_mock(mock_set_foo, "set_foo_func")
        obj = Foo()
        manager.assert_has_calls([call.set_foo_func(ANY, 3)])

if __name__ == "__main__":

➜  Python-3.7.5rc1 ./python
ERROR: test_autospec_attach_mock_assert (__main__.FooTest)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/xtreak/Python-3.7.5rc1/Lib/unittest/", line 1255, in patched
    return func(*args, **keywargs)
  File "", line 16, in test_autospec_attach_mock_assert
    manager.assert_has_calls([call.set_foo_func(ANY, 3)])
  File "/home/xtreak/Python-3.7.5rc1/Lib/unittest/", line 897, in assert_has_calls
    expected = [self._call_matcher(c) for c in calls]
  File "/home/xtreak/Python-3.7.5rc1/Lib/unittest/", line 897, in <listcomp>
    expected = [self._call_matcher(c) for c in calls]
  File "/home/xtreak/Python-3.7.5rc1/Lib/unittest/", line 812, in _call_matcher
    sig = self._get_call_signature_from_name(_call[0])
  File "/home/xtreak/Python-3.7.5rc1/Lib/unittest/", line 798, in _get_call_signature_from_name
    sig = child._spec_signature
AttributeError: 'function' object has no attribute '_spec_signature'

Ran 1 test in 0.003s

FAILED (errors=1)

Patch : 

➜  Python-3.7.5rc1 diff -u Lib/unittest/ Lib/unittest/
--- Lib/unittest/	2019-10-01 22:53:17.000000000 +0530
+++ Lib/unittest/	2019-10-14 19:18:00.038416294 +0530
@@ -795,7 +795,16 @@
                 children = child._mock_children
-                sig = child._spec_signature
+                # If an autospecced object is attached using attach_mock the
+                # child would be a function with mock object as attribute from
+                # which signature has to be derived. If there is no signature
+                # attribute then fallback to None to ensure old signature is 
+                # not used.
+                child = _extract_mock(child)
+                try:
+                    sig = child._spec_signature
+                except AttributeError:
+                    sig = None
         return sig
msg360616 - (view) Author: Chris Withers (cjw296) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-01-24 13:14
New changeset 66b00a9d3aacf6ed49412f48743e4913104a2bb3 by Chris Withers (Karthikeyan Singaravelan) in branch 'master':
bpo-38473: Handle autospecced functions and methods used with attach_mock (GH-16784)
msg360688 - (view) Author: Karthikeyan Singaravelan (xtreak) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-01-25 14:53
New changeset a5906b2bfce9560568dee1dcc3550e74e742dd34 by Karthikeyan Singaravelan (Miss Islington (bot)) in branch '3.8':
bpo-38473: Handle autospecced functions and methods used with attach_mock (GH-16784) (GH-18167)
msg360689 - (view) Author: Karthikeyan Singaravelan (xtreak) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-01-25 14:55
New changeset 71d2b3344f4560ffee14fccd320b20e7add50fec by Karthikeyan Singaravelan (Miss Islington (bot)) in branch '3.7':
bpo-38473: Handle autospecced functions and methods used with attach_mock (GH-16784) (#18166)
msg360690 - (view) Author: Karthikeyan Singaravelan (xtreak) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-01-25 14:56
Thank you all for the review. Closing it as fixed.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:59:21adminsetgithub: 82654
2020-01-25 14:56:39xtreaksetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: fixed
messages: + msg360690

stage: patch review -> resolved
2020-01-25 14:55:01xtreaksetmessages: + msg360689
2020-01-25 14:53:11xtreaksetmessages: + msg360688
2020-01-24 13:21:04miss-islingtonsetpull_requests: + pull_request17553
2020-01-24 13:20:56miss-islingtonsetpull_requests: + pull_request17552
2020-01-24 13:14:33cjw296setmessages: + msg360616
2019-10-14 17:56:10gregory.p.smithsettype: behavior
2019-10-14 15:54:14xtreaksetkeywords: + patch
stage: patch review
pull_requests: + pull_request16344
2019-10-14 14:25:09xtreakcreate