No eoc when using xget and column_finish with fewer items than the composite type #167

bbgordonn opened this Issue Jul 27, 2012 · 2 comments


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In pycassa 1.7.0:

print cf.column_name_class  # CompositeType(AsciiType, AsciiType)
print dict(cf.xget("xxx", column_finish=("yyy",)))


Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<input>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/tmp/pycassa/", line 537, in xget
    finish = self._pack_name(column_finish)
  File "/tmp/pycassa/", line 420, in _pack_name
    return self._name_packer(value, slice_start)
  File "/tmp/pycassa/", line 122, in pack_composite
    s += ''.join((len_packer(len(packed)), packed, eoc))
UnboundLocalError: local variable 'eoc' referenced before assignment

This appears to be related to #137 because xget(), unlike get(), does not explicitly set slice_start based on column_reversed when calling _pack_name?

I think this patch is the equivalent to the change that was made to get()

diff a/pycassa/ b/pycassa/
--- a/pycassa/
+++ b/pycassa/
@@ -532,9 +532,11 @@ class ColumnFamily(object):
         count = i = 0
         last_name = finish = ""
         if column_start != "":
-            last_name = self._pack_name(column_start)
+            last_name = self._pack_name(column_start,
+                                        slice_start=(not column_reversed))
         if column_finish != "":
-            finish = self._pack_name(column_finish)
+            finish = self._pack_name(column_finish,
+                                     slice_start=column_reversed)

         while True:
             if column_count is not None:

@thobbs thobbs closed this in 65af172 Aug 19, 2012


thobbs commented Aug 19, 2012

That should fix it, thanks!

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