pygame.font.SysFont(None, 20) crashes pyinstaller generated .exe

Issue #206 new
Ben Schroeder created an issue

Creating a font object with name = None causes pyinstaller generated .exes to crash with no traceback for explanation instead reporting that "xxxxx.exe has stopped working".

import pygame
import sys

windowSurface = pygame.display.set_mode( (450, 25), 0, 32 )
pygame.display.set_caption('Breaking pygame')

x = None  # broken_pygame.exe
#x = 'Sans'  # non-broken_pygame.exe

print "This is the line that breaks the .exe's"
basicFont = pygame.font.SysFont(x, 20)
print 'See, I never make it here when that is None'

text = basicFont.render("I can crash pyinstaller .exe's that use pygame!" , True, (255, 0, 0))
textRect = text.get_rect()
windowSurface.blit (text, textRect)

while True:
    for event in pygame.event.get():
        if event.type == pygame.QUIT:

Using a valid name (ie. 'Sans') does not crash pyinstaller generated .exe files.


Comments (3)

  1. Paul Craven

    What should the proper behavior be here? Throw an exception, or default to Sans if we we get an invalid parameter?

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