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Title: xmlrpc.server: ServerHTMLDoc.docroutine uses (since 3.0) deprecated function "inspect.getargspec()"
Type: behavior Stage: resolved
Components: Library (Lib) Versions: Python 3.3, Python 3.4
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: BreamoreBoy, Claudiu.Popa, python-dev, r.david.murray, tormen
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2010-03-10 17:37 by tormen, last changed 2022-04-11 14:56 by admin. This issue is now closed.

File name Uploaded Description Edit
xmlrpc.patch Claudiu.Popa, 2013-08-09 20:45 review
Messages (11)
msg100800 - (view) Author: (tormen) Date: 2010-03-10 17:37
This throws an exception and crashes your DocXMLRPCServer when using registered python functions that use function annotations.

Seems inconsistent to me.
Or is there a reason for this?
msg100801 - (view) Author: (tormen) Date: 2010-03-10 17:39
"This" refers to the summary of the bug.
msg100802 - (view) Author: Brian Curtin (brian.curtin) * (Python committer) Date: 2010-03-10 18:27
Can you provide a test case which reproduces your issue?
msg100875 - (view) Author: (tormen) Date: 2010-03-11 16:47
Okey ...

Consider you have a function:
def fn( str:str ): pass

That you register to your DocXMLRPCServer:
register_function of SimpleXMLRPCDispatcher stores the function object  in the dictionary self.funcs under the name of the function (as key).

Then you start your server and access (with a browser) the ip and port of the machine running your xmlrpc server which calls
> DocXMLRPCRequestHandler.do_GET which
> generate_html_documenation() which copies the funcs dictionary into methods and hands it to
> ServerHTMLDoc.docserver which calls for each function name + function object:
> ServerHTMLDoc.docroutine which calls (for inspect.ismethod and inspect.isfunction):

inspect.getargspec on the function object

which will fail if you register an annotated function (like the above "fn") in the first place:
  File "/usr/lib/python3.1/", line 789, in getargspec
    raise ValueError("Function has keyword-only arguments or annotations"
ValueError: Function has keyword-only arguments or annotations, use getfullargspec() API which can support them

Which most probably leads to the conclusion that you should just use the getfullargspec instead of getargspec just to avoid that the XMLRPC server crashes if someone registers a annotated function.
msg100876 - (view) Author: (tormen) Date: 2010-03-11 16:52
If you want an example:

pydoc3.1 xmlrpc.server

2nd usage pattern

change "SimpleXMLRPCServer" to "DocXMLRPCServer"
change function signature from "pow(self, x, y)" to "pow(self, x:int, y:int)"

and your good to go and have your doc xmlrpc server crashed the moment you send a get request to him (e.g. by accessing "http://ip:port" in the browser of your choice).
msg100878 - (view) Author: (tormen) Date: 2010-03-11 16:55
If you want I can send you a patch.
msg100879 - (view) Author: R. David Murray (r.david.murray) * (Python committer) Date: 2010-03-11 18:01
A patch with tests would be an excellent thing to have.
msg190073 - (view) Author: Mark Lawrence (BreamoreBoy) * Date: 2013-05-26 10:50
Tormen could you provide a patch for this?
msg194773 - (view) Author: PCManticore (Claudiu.Popa) * (Python triager) Date: 2013-08-09 20:45
Here's a patch with tests attached.
msg194815 - (view) Author: Roundup Robot (python-dev) (Python triager) Date: 2013-08-10 16:15
New changeset bc49e82ee013 by R David Murray in branch '3.3':
#8112: Update the documenting xmlrpc server to use getfullargspec.

New changeset 69e515209fa9 by R David Murray in branch 'default':
Merge #8112: Update the documenting xmlrpc server to use getfullargspec.
msg194817 - (view) Author: R. David Murray (r.david.murray) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-08-10 16:34
Thanks, Popa.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:56:58adminsetgithub: 52359
2013-08-10 16:34:01r.david.murraysetmessages: + msg194817
2013-08-10 16:32:09r.david.murraysetmessages: - msg194816
2013-08-10 16:17:29r.david.murraysetstatus: open -> closed
versions: + Python 3.3
messages: + msg194816

resolution: fixed
stage: test needed -> resolved
2013-08-10 16:15:50python-devsetnosy: + python-dev
messages: + msg194815
2013-08-09 20:45:37Claudiu.Popasetfiles: + xmlrpc.patch
versions: + Python 3.4, - Python 3.1
nosy: + Claudiu.Popa

messages: + msg194773

keywords: + patch
2013-05-26 18:02:31brian.curtinsetnosy: - brian.curtin
2013-05-26 10:50:40BreamoreBoysetnosy: + BreamoreBoy
messages: + msg190073
2010-03-11 18:01:04r.david.murraysetpriority: normal

nosy: + r.david.murray
messages: + msg100879

type: crash -> behavior
2010-03-11 16:55:44tormensetmessages: + msg100878
2010-03-11 16:52:08tormensetmessages: + msg100876
2010-03-11 16:47:07tormensetmessages: + msg100875
2010-03-10 18:27:01brian.curtinsetnosy: + brian.curtin
messages: + msg100802

components: + Library (Lib)
stage: test needed
2010-03-10 17:48:04tormensettitle: xmlrpc.server: ServerHTMLDoc.docroutine uses (since 3.0) depricated function "inspect.getargspec()" -> xmlrpc.server: ServerHTMLDoc.docroutine uses (since 3.0) deprecated function "inspect.getargspec()"
2010-03-10 17:39:02tormensetmessages: + msg100801
2010-03-10 17:37:50tormencreate