Title: error in multiprocessing docs - rawvalue
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Components: Documentation Versions: Python 3.0, Python 2.6
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
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Assigned To: georg.brandl Nosy List: dursobr, georg.brandl
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Created on 2008-11-20 15:19 by dursobr, last changed 2008-11-22 08:34 by georg.brandl. This issue is now closed.

Messages (2)
msg76108 - (view) Author: Brian D'Urso (dursobr) Date: 2008-11-20 15:19
There is an error in the multiprocessing package documentation:
In the sentence:

'Note that an array of ctypes.c_char has value and rawvalue attributes
which allow one to use it to store and retrieve strings.'

The error is that 'rawvalue' should be 'raw'.
This sentence actually occurs in two places: under multiprocessing.Array
and just before multiprocessing.sharedctypes.Array. It looks to me like
the second occurrence of the sentence is in the wrong place - I think it
should be in the multiprocessing.sharedctypes.Array section instead of
just before it.

To see that the attribute name is 'raw', just do:

>>> import ctypes, multiprocessing
>>> dir(multiprocessing.Array(ctypes.c_char, 1))

==> ['__class__', '__delattr__', '__dict__', '__doc__', '__format__',
'__getattribute__', '__getitem__', '__getslice__', '__hash__',
'__init__', '__len__', '__module__', '__new__', '__reduce__',
'__reduce_ex__', '__repr__', '__setattr__', '__setitem__',
'__setslice__', '__sizeof__', '__str__', '__subclasshook__',
'__weakref__', '_lock', '_obj', 'acquire', 'get_lock', 'get_obj', 'raw',
'release', 'value']
msg76236 - (view) Author: Georg Brandl (georg.brandl) * (Python committer) Date: 2008-11-22 08:34
Fixed in r67330.
Date User Action Args
2008-11-22 08:34:22georg.brandlsetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: fixed
messages: + msg76236
2008-11-20 15:19:26dursobrcreate