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Loop variable behaviour off if supplied with a generator #751

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benizl opened this issue Jul 25, 2017 · 2 comments · Fixed by #993
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Loop variable behaviour off if supplied with a generator #751

benizl opened this issue Jul 25, 2017 · 2 comments · Fixed by #993
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@benizl benizl commented Jul 25, 2017

If jinja2 is iterating over a generator rather than a simple list, weird things happen. #555 is an example of this, but a simpler one I just ran in to is using the loop.revindex[0] special variables for length-1 lists. For example, in Python 3, if a list is reversed (using a filter in the template or a function in the script) then the loop indices are off-by-1.

Any other function/filter that yields a generator appears to be similarly affected, which is practically everything in Python 3 (e.g. map, zip).

My suggestion is for jinja to evaluate loop arguments once to form a list, iterate over that and hang the memory usage (which is default Python 2 behaviour), but that's not ideal..


import jinja2, sys

t = jinja2.Template(
"""
{%- for _ in l -%}
{{ loop.revindex }}, {{ loop.revindex0 }}, {{ loop.index }}, {{ loop.index0 }}
{%- endfor -%}

""")

print(t.render({'l' : [0]}))
print(t.render({'l' : reversed([0])}))
print(t.render({'l' : list(reversed([0]))}))

print(jinja2.__version__)
print(sys.version)

Python 3:

1, 0, 1, 0
2, 1, 1, 0
1, 0, 1, 0
2.9.6
3.5.2 (default, Nov 17 2016, 17:05:23) 
[GCC 5.4.0 20160609]

Python 2:

1, 0, 1, 0
1, 0, 1, 0
1, 0, 1, 0
2.9.6
2.7.12 (default, Nov 19 2016, 06:48:10) 
[GCC 5.4.0 20160609]
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@FreddieChopin FreddieChopin commented Jan 19, 2018

Also the loop.length goes crazy in case of generators.

Template:

Begin
{% for v in [0, 1, 2] | select('odd') %}
v {{ v }}
loop.length {{ loop.length }}
{% endfor %}
End

Output when rendered:

Begin
v 1
loop.length 2
End

Python 3.6.5, Jinja 2.10

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@FreddieChopin FreddieChopin commented Jan 21, 2018

You don't need filters to trigger this behaviour - a {% for ... if ... %} construct has it too.

Template:

Begin
{% for v in [0, 1, 2] if v // 2 != 0 %}
v {{ v }}
loop.length {{ loop.length }}
{% endfor %}
End

Output:

Begin
v 2
loop.length 2
End
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