it's very difficult to debug response generation with twisted.web.client.Agent
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If request generation fails with Agent it is very difficult to debug.
For example, this (buggy) program:
from twisted.internet import reactor from twisted.web.client import Agent agent = Agent(reactor) class Whatever(object): """ I should probably implement some interfaces or something. """ def done(it): reactor.stop() return it (agent.request("POST", "http://example.com/", bodyProducer=Whatever()) .addBoth(done)) reactor.run()
produces the following inscrutable output:
Unhandled error in Deferred: Unhandled Error Traceback (most recent call last): Failure: twisted.web._newclient.RequestGenerationFailed: [ <twisted.python.failure.Failure <type 'exceptions.AttributeError'>>]
RequestGenerationFailed apparently has no public alias; neither does _WrapperException, which means that there's no way to catch this exception and do better error reporting without resorting to importing private names.
Also, _WrapperException's documentation is wrong: while its subclasses get things right, it says that reasons is a list of exceptions, when it is in fact a list of Failures.