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Author ccorbacho
Recipients ccorbacho
Date 2011-02-03.21:08:06
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time.strptime() intermittently (and I mean _really_ intermittently) throws an AttributeError.

Steps to reproduce:

Run the attached script (you may have to do this quite a lot of times; in an evening of trying, I could only trigger this bug once...) - this just starts lots of threads so that we have lots of time.strptime()'s running in parallel.


It just keeps running every time.


On one run, the script bailed out almost immediately -

ccorbacho@valkyrie:~/chroots/trunk/home/ccorbacho/scratch/ccorbacho$ python
Exception in thread Thread-2:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/", line 532, in __bootstrap_inner
  File "", line 13, in run
    time.strptime("30 Nov 00", "%d %b %y")
AttributeError: _strptime_time

This is with Python 2.6.6. However, at work we have been seeing this very intermittently with Python 2.5 in threaded code doing time.strptime() as well (though we just get AttributeError: strptime, but I don't have any code I can provide to reproduce on 2.5), hence I'm raising the bug.
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