Crash report when importing easter egg #720

scaryclam opened this Issue Aug 22, 2011 · 5 comments


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Running the command:

from __future__ import braces

crashes iPython. This isn't exactly a critical issue but I thought you may like to know in case the problem is further reaching.

I thought it was kind of funny that ipython was so disgusted with the idea of braces it couldn't cope :)

The full crash report can be found:


Just to note, future has double underscores either side of it but github obviously uses that as markup for bold.


Thanks. It is slightly broader - it seems that from __future__ import x causes the problem, where x is anything that's not a valid name. We just need to catch SyntaxError at another point.

@takluyver takluyver was assigned Aug 22, 2011

(P.S. backticks format code blocks. Or

` tags.)

minrk commented Sep 7, 2011

@takluyver, did you fix this? I don't see a crash in master.


Not me. I think it was @fperez, with 1a64b37 (in the drawing room). Anyway, I agree that it's fixed.

@takluyver takluyver closed this Sep 7, 2011
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