Author zaneb
Recipients Chris Barth, Jelle Zijlstra, Trundle, berker.peksag, serhiy.storchaka, zaneb
Date 2017-10-16.22:44:28
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I also encountered this issue, and I'd like to further note that it is extraordinarily difficult to debug without access to stderr. If your logging facility uses the traceback module then it will be unable to record both the original (unhashable) exception, and the TypeError that it triggers (since the original exception is its __context__). The effect is that execution of a thread appears to simply stop without rhyme or reason (in fact it is still executing, but that fact is not apparent from the logs). I'm attaching a short reproducer that demonstrates this effect.

I believe the trade-offs inherent in the attached patches (either stopping the chain at an unhashable exception, or using a less-efficient data structure) can be avoided by comparing for identity rather than equality. The purpose of the check is to avoid an infinite loop; whether the objects compare as equal is something that is up to the author of the class, and has no relevance here except insofar as that objects ought to compare equal to themselves.

I submitted a pull request (#4014) with an implementation of that.
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