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2296Re: [Cheetahtemplate-discuss] Cheetah test failure

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  • Jamieson Becker
    Oct 4, 2003
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      This is a good point. Is a list of "Cheetah Reserved Words" anywhere in the
      docs or Wiki?

      On Sat October 4 2003 2:28 pm, Robert Lilly wrote:
      > From: "Mike Orr" <mso@...>
      >
      > > On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 03:31:42PM -0700, Robert Lilly wrote:
      > > > I just installed Cheetah and am following the User Guide. I got as far
      > > > as step 3.6 - Testing your installation. Cheetah failed miserably. The
      > > > results are attached.
      > >
      > > For "ImportError: No module named temp", make sure you're running the
      > > test in a directory you have write permission in. It wants to test
      > > writing a module and reading it back in. I think there was another
      > > something to check for too when this happens but I don't remember what
      > > it is. Maybe somebody else on the list remembers. It was discussed
      > > within the past month, when somebody else had problems with the tests.
      >
      > I'll do a search to find the discussion you mention. I'm running as
      > Administrator on Windows 2000, so I have write permission everywhere, so I
      > doubt that is an issue.
      >
      > > "TypeError: update() takes exactly one argument (0 given)" is tricky
      > > to explain. There's a bug in Cheetah that makes $update match a
      > > dictionary method rather than the variable it's supposed to match.
      > > The same thing happens with any variable with the same name as a
      > > dictionary method; e.g., $clear. This test is skipped if you're
      > > using the C version of the NameMapper, so most ppl don't see the
      > > error. But you are falling back to the Python version of the
      > > NameMapper, which means it can't load the C version. I think I
      > > remember hearing that the C version doesn't work on Windows.
      > > Fixing this bug in both NameMapper versions is one of the main
      > > priorities for 1.0, but it has to wait till Tavis has time to do
      > > it. In the meantime, ignore the error and don't use any $placeholder
      > > names that match dictionary method names. (But $self.update should
      > > be OK, along with $something.update, etc.)
      >
      > This is very helpful to know. I will make it a point to know the dictionary
      > method names so as not to use them as $placeholder names. Are there any
      > other key words or method names I should avoid using?
      >
      > > 'AssertionError: Template output mismatch: ..." is because Python 2.3
      > > changed the behavior of boolean values, and the tests haven't been
      > > updated yet. Ignore them. In Python >= 2.3, str(1==1) and str(1==0)
      > > print print "True" and "False" respectively rather than "1" and "0".
      >
      > Got it. Thanks for the historical insight. It sure helps talking to someone
      > who's got the inside track!
      >
      > > "AssertionError: subcommand killed by signal 1: cheetah compile --flat
      > > child/a.tmpl" means what it says. The subcommand failed for some
      > > reason. Again, the current directory being not writable is the most
      > > likely culprit. All those subcommand tests want to write files and
      > > create subdirectories.
      >
      > Again, I don't think write permissions are applicable here. Perhaps the
      > tests were written to run on *nix systems and don't fully translate to the
      > Win32 platform. I will be setting Cheetah up on a Linux box soon, and will
      > see what kind of results I get with the tests on that platform.
      >
      > > That should cover it.
      > >
      > > --
      > > -Mike Orr (aka. Sluggo)
      >
      > I think so. This information, combined with the fact that Tavis says
      > everything seems to work fine in spite of those failure messages encourages
      > me to give it a go. I'll report back if I have problems in actual usage.
      >
      >
      > Thanks,
      >
      > Robert
      >
      >
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