[Twisted-Python] Catching all the exceptions in a Twisted program

Facundo Batista facundobatista at gmail.com
Mon Oct 25 06:57:38 EDT 2010


I've just subscribed to the list, but I'm using Twisted from a while ago.

I need to do something, and wasn't able to find out how to do it.  Well, I
*did* find out, but it's a horrible hack, and actually depends on something
that may be a bug, so it's worth asking here about this :)

In a project I'm doing [0], I want to catch all problems (unhandled
exceptions), log them and show them in stderr after a bit massaging.  My
first approach was to hook me in sys.excepthook, and it worked on some
cases.  But I saw some cases where it didn't [1].

Specifically, when the exception was inside a deferred, it didn't call
excepthook.  Why not? I started to check the code, and found the following
snippet, at the end of Deferred._run_callbacks, in defer.py:

   if isinstance(self.result, failure.Failure):
       if self._debugInfo is None:
           self._debugInfo = DebugInfo()
       self._debugInfo.failResult = self.result

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