bitdancer  committed 017e60a

#8720: fix inspect regression by teaching getsourcefile about linecache.

The fix for issue 4050 caused a regression: before that fix, source
lines in the linecache would eventually be found by inspect. After the
fix inspect reports an error earlier, and the source isn't found.
The fix for the fix is to have getsourcefile look in the linecache for
the file and return the psuedo-filename if the source is there, just as
it already returns it if there is a PEP 302 loader.

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File Lib/

     if info: return info[0]
 def getsourcefile(object):
-    """Return the Python source file an object was defined in, if it exists."""
+    """Return the filename that can be used to locate an object's source.
+    Return None if no way can be identified to get the source.
+    """
     filename = getfile(object)
     if string.lower(filename[-4:]) in ('.pyc', '.pyo'):
         filename = filename[:-4] + '.py'
     # only return a non-existent filename if the module has a PEP 302 loader
     if hasattr(getmodule(object, filename), '__loader__'):
         return filename
+    # or it is in the linecache
+    if filename in linecache.cache:
+        return filename
 def getabsfile(object, _filename=None):
     """Return an absolute path to the source or compiled file for an object.

File Lib/test/

 import types
 import unittest
 import inspect
+import linecache
 import datetime
 from UserList import UserList
 from UserDict import UserDict
     def test_getsourcefile(self):
         self.assertEqual(inspect.getsourcefile(mod.spam), modfile)
         self.assertEqual(inspect.getsourcefile(git.abuse), modfile)
+        fn = ""
+        co = compile("None", fn, "exec")
+        self.assertEqual(inspect.getsourcefile(co), None)
+        linecache.cache[co.co_filename] = (1, None, "None", co.co_filename)
+        self.assertEqual(inspect.getsourcefile(co), fn)
     def test_getfile(self):
         self.assertEqual(inspect.getfile(mod.StupidGit), mod.__file__)
         self.assertRaises(IOError, inspect.getsource, unicodedata)
         self.assertRaises(IOError, inspect.findsource, unicodedata)
+    def test_findsource_code_in_linecache(self):
+        lines = ["x=1"]
+        co = compile(lines[0], "_dynamically_created_file", "exec")
+        self.assertRaises(IOError, inspect.findsource, co)
+        self.assertRaises(IOError, inspect.getsource, co)
+        linecache.cache[co.co_filename] = (1, None, lines, co.co_filename)
+        self.assertEquals(inspect.findsource(co), (lines,0))
+        self.assertEquals(inspect.getsource(co), lines[0])
 # Helper for testing classify_class_attrs.
 def attrs_wo_objs(cls):
     return [t[:3] for t in inspect.classify_class_attrs(cls)]
+- Issue #8720: fix regression caused by fix for #4050 by making getsourcefile
+  smart enough to find source files in the linecache.
 - Issue #8986: math.erfc was incorrectly raising OverflowError for
   values between -27.3 and -30.0 on some platforms.