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Title: IDLE: edit/save files created by Windows Explorer
Type: behavior Stage: resolved
Components: Versions: Python 3.10, Python 3.9, Python 3.8
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: eamanu, miss-islington, rhettinger, serhiy.storchaka, terry.reedy
Priority: high Keywords: patch

Created on 2020-07-23 03:47 by terry.reedy, last changed 2022-04-11 14:59 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Pull Requests
URL Status Linked Edit
PR 21597 merged serhiy.storchaka, 2020-07-23 06:02
PR 21610 merged miss-islington, 2020-07-25 03:21
PR 21611 merged miss-islington, 2020-07-25 03:22
Messages (8)
msg374119 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-07-23 03:47
#41300 fixed one bug in the patch for #41158.  A user reported another on on idle-dev list.  Create a file in Windows Explorer.  Leave as .txt or rename to .py.  Right click and Edit with IDLE 3.8 (.4/.5 or 3.9.0b4 or 5).  Edit works, Save (or Run) does not.  Open the same file from Command Prompt, change it, and trying to save produces

Exception in Tkinter callback
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Programs\Python38\lib\tkinter\", line 1883, in __call__
    return self.func(*args)
  File "C:\Programs\Python38\lib\idlelib\", line 176, in handler
    r = l[i](event)
  File "C:\Programs\Python38\lib\idlelib\", line 200, in save
    if self.writefile(self.filename):
  File "C:\Programs\Python38\lib\idlelib\", line 232, in writefile
    text = self.fixnewlines()
  File "C:\Programs\Python38\lib\idlelib\", line 252, in fixnewlines
    text = text.replace("\n", self.eol_convention)
TypeError: replace() argument 2 must be str, not None

The replacement line is guarded with
        if self.eol_convention != "\n":
Either the condition should be include 'and self.eol_convention is not None' or the setting of the attribute should be changed.  I will look into how it was set before the #41158 patch.
msg374121 - (view) Author: Serhiy Storchaka (serhiy.storchaka) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-07-23 06:00
I missed that the file's attribute newlines can be None if no line separators were read. It can also be a tuple if mixed newlines are used. I think that eol_convention should be set to the default value os.linesep in these cases.

I am currently not able to test this since IDLE does not work on my computer after upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04.
msg374127 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-07-23 08:16
So loading an externally created blank file (on any system) results in None.  File=>New must set eol_convention, I presume to the same default.  Before I got the traceback, I though it might be an issue with the Windows utf-8 BOM being added.

3.9.0rc1 is due August 10.  It should have fix and new tests.
msg374164 - (view) Author: Raymond Hettinger (rhettinger) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-07-24 08:37
Bumping-up the priority.  Today, I and a (virtual) room full of engineers simultaneously hit this problem and we all lost work.  See issue41378
msg374165 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-07-24 09:08
Raymond, I tested patch today and expect to apply it (without unittests yet) tomorrow, so will be in 3.9.0rc1 abd 3.8.6.  In the meanwhile, either create new files within IDLE (File=>NEW) or add "isinstance(self.eol_convention, str) and " after 'if' on line 251 of idlelib/, just before the line in the traceback.

The added check will be put elsewhere by the patch, but it should work on 251.
msg374227 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-07-25 03:21
New changeset 0dd463c8a4269137ebed7cc29605c555030df94f by Serhiy Storchaka in branch 'master':
bpo-41373: IDLE: Fix saving files loaded with no newlines or mixed newlines (GH-21597)
msg374228 - (view) Author: miss-islington (miss-islington) Date: 2020-07-25 03:38
New changeset 1c562ced2123f4d5a250fe9072ac93504cc41967 by Miss Islington (bot) in branch '3.8':
bpo-41373: IDLE: Fix saving files loaded with no newlines or mixed newlines (GH-21597)
msg374229 - (view) Author: miss-islington (miss-islington) Date: 2020-07-25 03:39
New changeset 15fdbb7145ee99abd98b4968307d4b89dd71a988 by Miss Islington (bot) in branch '3.9':
bpo-41373: IDLE: Fix saving files loaded with no newlines or mixed newlines (GH-21597)
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:59:34adminsetgithub: 85545
2020-09-02 14:40:10terry.reedylinkissue41691 superseder
2020-08-13 17:09:48terry.reedylinkissue41537 superseder
2020-08-10 01:25:54terry.reedylinkissue41512 superseder
2020-07-26 07:22:38serhiy.storchakasetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: fixed
stage: patch review -> resolved
2020-07-25 03:39:34miss-islingtonsetmessages: + msg374229
2020-07-25 03:38:52miss-islingtonsetmessages: + msg374228
2020-07-25 03:22:02miss-islingtonsetpull_requests: + pull_request20753
2020-07-25 03:21:54miss-islingtonsetnosy: + miss-islington

pull_requests: + pull_request20752
stage: test needed -> patch review
2020-07-25 03:21:39terry.reedysetmessages: + msg374227
2020-07-24 11:18:36eamanusetnosy: + eamanu
2020-07-24 09:08:04terry.reedysetmessages: + msg374165
2020-07-24 08:37:40rhettingersetpriority: normal -> high
nosy: + rhettinger
messages: + msg374164

2020-07-24 05:50:02serhiy.storchakalinkissue41378 superseder
2020-07-23 08:16:21terry.reedysetmessages: + msg374127
stage: patch review -> test needed
2020-07-23 06:02:37serhiy.storchakasetkeywords: + patch
stage: test needed -> patch review
pull_requests: + pull_request20736
2020-07-23 06:00:15serhiy.storchakasetnosy: + serhiy.storchaka
messages: + msg374121
2020-07-23 03:47:16terry.reedycreate