Author Alexander Todorov
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Date 2016-07-20.12:05:57
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$ python2
Python 2.7.5 (default, Oct 11 2015, 17:47:16) 
[GCC 4.8.3 20140911 (Red Hat 4.8.3-9)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import inspect
>>> from pykickstart import handlers
>>> inspect.getsource(handlers)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/inspect.py", line 701, in getsource
    lines, lnum = getsourcelines(object)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/inspect.py", line 690, in getsourcelines
    lines, lnum = findsource(object)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/inspect.py", line 538, in findsource
    raise IOError('could not get source code')
IOError: could not get source code
>>> 

There is a `pykickstart/handlers/__init__.py` file which is empty and the above import works fine as you can see. However `inspect.findsource` raises an exception. The same problem exists in Python 3.5 as well. The error comes from here:

    532     module = getmodule(object, file)
    533     if module:
    534         lines = linecache.getlines(file, module.__dict__)
    535     else:
    536         lines = linecache.getlines(file)
    537     if not lines:
    538         raise IOError('could not get source code')


At this point `lines` is an empty list and we raise the exception. I'm hitting this problem when using a mutation testing tool that relies on getsource (which calls findsource). 

One possible workaround is to add a comment in the __init__.py file and everything seems to be working then. Another one is to patch the tool I'm using to take into account empty __init__.py files.
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