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Bug #14324

Should Exception#full_message include escape sequences?

Added by Eregon (Benoit Daloze) 18 days ago. Updated 16 days ago.

Status:
Open
Priority:
Normal
Target version:
ruby -v:
ruby 2.5.0p0 (2017-12-25 revision 61468) [x86_64-linux]
[ruby-core:84676]

Description

$ ruby -e 'p RuntimeError.new("foo").full_message'
"\e[1mTraceback \e[m(most recent call last):\n-e:1:in `full_message': \e[1mfoo (\e[4;1mRuntimeError\e[m\e[1m)\n\e[m"

That is probably not intended.

$ ruby -e 'p RuntimeError.new("foo").full_message' |& cat
"-e:1:in `full_message': foo (RuntimeError)\n"

So Exception#full_message depends if stderr is a tty which seems wrong.
I think it should be the second result, i.e., no escape sequences.


Related issues

Related to Ruby trunk - Feature #14141: Add a method to Exception for retrieving formatted exception for logging purpose (Exception#{formatted,display})Closed

History

#1 [ruby-core:84681] Updated by nobu (Nobuyoshi Nakada) 17 days ago

  • Description updated (diff)

Since Exception#full_message is expected to return the message printed to stderr, escape sequences are intentional.
But I think it's wrong that there is no way to disable them now.

https://github.com/nobu/ruby/tree/bug/14324-full_message-options

#2 [ruby-core:84701] Updated by Eregon (Benoit Daloze) 16 days ago

nobu (Nobuyoshi Nakada) wrote:

Since Exception#full_message is expected to return the message printed to stderr, escape sequences are intentional.

But how to know if Exception#full_message is later used to print to $stderr, a log or something else?

Exception#backtrace for instance is the same on all Ruby implementations, even though the top-level handler might print differently.

I think having Exception#full_message be the canonical (no TTY, as in 2.4) representation of message+backtrace would make sense.
Reusing the new reversed MRI exception format here but only in some cases feels wrong.

I think libraries should do their own formatting if they want reversed exceptions.
It would be more portable and reliable.

How should other Ruby implementations behave here?
Print their own custom format by default? Is that good for usages of #full_backtrace?
Or try to mimic the new MRI reverse+highlight backtrace format?

But I think it's wrong that there is no way to disable them now.

https://github.com/nobu/ruby/tree/bug/14324-full_message-options

Options seems a good idea.

#3 Updated by Eregon (Benoit Daloze) 16 days ago

  • Related to Feature #14141: Add a method to Exception for retrieving formatted exception for logging purpose (Exception#{formatted,display}) added

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