1. Jesper Noehr
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Issue #212 new

Error reporter and documentation view assume handlers are always functions.

Graham Dumpleton
created an issue

The HandlerMethod instance which gets used by error reporter for Resource.call errors and documentation views assumes that the handler will always be a function.

If it isn't, then HandlerMethod.iter_args() will fail on the call inspect.getargspec(self.method).



File "/opt/python/domains/bitbucket.org/current/bitbucket/local/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/piston/resource.py" in call 166. result = self.error_handler(e, request, meth, em_format) File "/opt/python/domains/bitbucket.org/current/bitbucket/local/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/piston/resource.py" in error_handler 259. sig = hm.signature File "/opt/python/domains/bitbucket.org/current/bitbucket/local/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/piston/doc.py" in signature 44. for argn, argdef in self.iter_args(): File "/opt/python/domains/bitbucket.org/current/bitbucket/local/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/piston/doc.py" in iter_args 27. args, , , defaults = inspect.getargspec(self.method) File "/opt/python/2.7.2/lib/python2.7/inspect.py" in getargspec 813. raise TypeError('{!r} is not a Python function'.format(func))

Exception Type: TypeError at /api/1.0/repositories/brodie/cpython/issues/1/comments Exception Value: <newrelic.hooks.component_piston.MethodWrapper object at 0x35dd950> is not a Python function }}}

The situation where it will not be a function is where a decorator/wrapper is used which doesn't used nested functions to implement the decorator. In other words, where the decorator is actually implemented using a class object.

In this situation it isn't actually possible to derive a signature. One can't even assume that if the class object for the decorator object has a call() method that that should be used because a get() method descriptor could be used instead to resolve call to something else.

Anyway, a try/except should be used around the getargspec() call and if it fails the code should fallback to displaying a messaging indicating that the argument specification could not be determined.

A small example which illustrates the problem is attached as handlers.py with corresponding urls.py file.

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