Author ezio.melotti
Recipients Balachandran.Sivakumar, ezio.melotti, terry.reedy
Date 2011-09-22.18:46:36
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Doing "help('modules')" and "help(), help> modules" should be the same.
My point is that the crash is not Python's fault, but it's caused by some extension module that gets imported by help('modules').  This module is probably not installed on the other machines and on the same machine for other Python versions, so it doesn't crash there.  You can look on sys.path to see the places where Python searches for the modules.

If you manage to identify the module, you could report the problem to their bug tracker.  AFAIK Python can't do anything to prevent/contain a crash while importing an extension module.
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