Martin Panter added the comment: This is one that has often bugged me. When your repr() implementation is broken, it is quite confusing figuring out what is going wrong. Falling back to object.__repr__() is one option, however I would probably be happy with a simple “exception in repr()” message, and a proper newline.
Another way that I have come across this is: $ python -c 'import sys; sys.stdout.detach()' Exception ignored in: [no newline] The workaround there is to set sys.stdout = None. In that case I think repr(sys.stdout) is trying to say “ValueError: underlying buffer has been detached”. ---------- nosy: +vadmium _______________________________________ Python tracker <rep...@bugs.python.org> <http://bugs.python.org/issue22836> _______________________________________ _______________________________________________ Python-bugs-list mailing list Unsubscribe: https://mail.python.org/mailman/options/python-bugs-list/archive%40mail-archive.com