Opened 9 years ago
Closed 6 years ago
#10774 closed defect (duplicate)
RuntimeError message for numerical infinite loop is printed, not thrown
Reported by: | niles | Owned by: | jason, jkantor |
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Priority: | major | Milestone: | sage-duplicate/invalid/wontfix |
Component: | numerical | Keywords: | RuntimeError numerics recursion-depth |
Cc: | Merged in: | ||
Authors: | Reviewers: | Jeroen Demeyer | |
Report Upstream: | N/A | Work issues: | |
Branch: | Commit: | ||
Dependencies: | Stopgaps: |
Description
Reported in this question at Ask Sage, there is a bug in some infinite loops which causes a RuntimeError
to be printed, but not thrown as an exception. This means it cannot be caught by try/except
blocks.
def number(expr): try: n = N(expr) except RuntimeError: n = 0 return n
sage: expr=log(arcsin(e)) sage: a=number(expr) Exception RuntimeError: 'maximum recursion depth exceeded in __subclasscheck__' in <type 'exceptions.RuntimeError'> ignored sage: a 0
Similar problems are reported with N(log(NaN))
.
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Duplicate of #15388.
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This is probably a python exception that occurs in a cython routine that does have any means to report the exception (see http://docs.cython.org/src/userguide/language_basics.html ) further up. This example illustrates the behaviour:
which results in
The 0 return value there is rather arbitrary, I assume.
You can investigate the errors that arise a little easier by calling:
The traceback clearly shows a ping-pong between sage.rings.real_mpfr.RealNumber?.log and sage.rings.complex_number.ComplexNumber.log so that's the real source of the error. It looks like a cython routine involved in creating the corresponding error object subsequently gets bitten by the already exhausted recursion depth and has no way of propagating that exception up.