[Twisted-Python] lost tracebacks?

glyph at divmod.com glyph at divmod.com
Wed Dec 10 17:08:52 EST 2008

On 08:42 pm, alecf at metaweb.com wrote:
>I was hoping for a "real" traceback because Paste's EvalException 
>middleware does a nice job debugging "live" stacks, but the 'verbose' 
>stack is a pretty decent stand-in.

There's a good reason not to hang on to the "real" traceback.  Failures 
with verbose stacktraces can already take up a shocking amount of memory 
(as you can see on this ticket: 
<http://twistedmatrix.com/trac/ticket/2466>).  Actually keeping around 
*all* of the original stack frames means keeping a live reference to 
everything that was on the stack at the time the error happened, which 
can potentially be the entire world.

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