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Ticket #2062 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

[PATCH] subtle gettext issue when tg is partially loaded

Reported by: cdevienne Owned by: faide
Priority: normal Milestone: 1.0.x bugfix
Component: TurboGears Version: 1.0.7
Severity: normal Keywords:


Since I had fun tracking this one down, I thought I would share this joy :

The issue arose when I was documenting my application with Sphinx using autodoc.

  • At one moment, my controller modules get loaded, but at this moment, for some reasons, i18n.install() has _not_ been called yet.
  • In one of the module I have a ToscaWidgets? form, with input widgets in it, which is instantiated as a global variable.
  • When the form is instantiated, the children widgets gets copied.
  • When the input widgets get copied, its attributes get copied
  • One of the attributes is a property called "is_required", which tries to validate an empty string with the widget validator.
  • Because one of my fields is indeed required, the validator wants to raise the Invalid exception, and start by formatting its message.
  • The message formatting consist in the first place to translate the message template using the builtin gettext, ie __builtin__._.

Reminding that i18n.install was not yet called ?

  File "/home/cdevienne/prog/tw.forms/tw/forms/core.py", line 56, in __new__
    obj = super(InputWidget, cls).__new__(cls, id, parent, children, **kw)
  File "/home/cdevienne/ws/starform/sf_env/lib/python2.5/site-packages/ToscaWidgets-0.9.3-py2.5.egg/tw/core/base.py", line 288, in __new__
    attr = getattr(obj, name, None)
  File "/home/cdevienne/prog/tw.forms/tw/forms/fields.py", line 104, in is_required
    self.validate('', use_request_local=False)
  File "/home/cdevienne/prog/tw.forms/tw/forms/core.py", line 130, in validate
    value =  self.validator.to_python(value, state)
  File "/home/cdevienne/ws/starform/sf_env/lib/python2.5/site-packages/FormEncode-1.2-py2.5.egg/formencode/api.py", line 395, in to_python
    raise Invalid(self.message('empty', state), value, state)
  File "/home/cdevienne/ws/starform/sf_env/lib/python2.5/site-packages/FormEncode-1.2-py2.5.egg/formencode/api.py", line 229, in message
    return trans(self._messages[msgName], **self.gettextargs) % kw
TypeError: ugettext() got an unexpected keyword argument 'domain'

And indeed, Validator.gettextargs contains a "domain" key, which is set to "FormEncode". Who did that ? turbogears.validators.


In the end the problem is that Validator.gettextargs setting made by turbogears.validators assumes that __builtin__._ is indeed turbogears.i18n.gettext. But it may not be true in some conditions.


Put Validator.gettextargs = {} just after loading turbogears.validators


Put Validator.gettextargs['domain'] = 'FormEncode' in i18n.install(). Patch attached.


fix_i18n_and_validators_tg1.0.patch Download (1012 bytes) - added by cdevienne 11 years ago.
Patch for TG 1.0

Change History

Changed 11 years ago by cdevienne

Patch for TG 1.0

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by cdevienne

Argl !!! It does not solve my issue...

It is even worse actually :(

The '_' seems to have been overridden by Sphinx... In the end my particular issue may not be fixable in TG.

But I guess other people may have it.

I will post my final solution when it is tested.


comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by cdevienne

Here it is :

Put these lines into conf.py :

import turbogears.validators
turbogears.validators.Validator.gettextargs = {}

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by cdevienne

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid

Since it is not a TG fault, I am closing this ticket.

I created a wiki page so that other users having this problem have a place to go :


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