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KeyError in describe_location on user movement

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Hey Brandon–

I hate to open an issue on code that hasn’t been touched for two years, but I was playing python-adventure today (I recently watched your python/unix keynote and was so happy you ported adventure to python) and hit a bug.

I was going to try to do some debugging myself but I saw a few too many spoilers in the source code.

The exception didn’t crash the game but it did occasionally reoccur. I tried rerunning python-adventure with the same sequence of commands a few times but didn’t see the error again. I believe the error has to do with the random dwarf movements.

I’ve attached the markdown snippet of the first error traceback. I also have a gist of the complete game session as well as a filtered version with just my python commands.

This obviously isn’t very important, but I thought you may want to give it a look!

 >>> down
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "~/personal/python-adventure/adventure/", line 18, in __repr__
    output =
  File "~/personal/python-adventure/adventure/", line 437, in do_command
  File "~/personal/python-adventure/adventure/", line 506, in _do_command
  File "~/personal/python-adventure/adventure/", line 553, in dispatch_command
    return self.do_motion(word1)
  File "~/personal/python-adventure/adventure/", line 701, in do_motion
  File "~/personal/python-adventure/adventure/", line 186, in move_to
  File "~/personal/python-adventure/adventure/", line 325, in move_dwarves
  File "~/personal/python-adventure/adventure/", line 379, in describe_location
KeyError: 0

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 5 years ago
  • Comments:9 (9 by maintainers)

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brandon-rhodescommented, Apr 12, 2018

It never would have occurred to me to try picking up a dwarf — thanks for uncovering this, and thanks for writing up your investigation in such detail! I look forward to seeing your pull request, if you find the time to get one written!

brandon-rhodescommented, Feb 8, 2019

I merged your PR (thanks!), and then made two improvements.

First, not needing more than one dwarf in the room, I simplified the test to do

game.dwarves[0].room = game.rooms[75]

And second, I tracked down the root problem. No objects were getting marked as is_fixed because of a bug in the import routine! So the check:

        if obj.is_fixed or len(obj.rooms) > 1:

was never triggering because objects were marked as being impossible to pick up.

Let me know if the issue now looks resolved from your end, and thanks again for letting me know about it!

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