Python bindings: Account.getName() raises TypeError
felix.schwarz at oss.schwarz.eu
Sun Mar 16 15:54:10 EDT 2014
Am 16.03.2014 20:38, schrieb John Ralls:
> The signature of xaccAccountGetName is const char* xaccAccountGetName (const Account *); the const was added in 2005. A "const Account *" is not the same as an "Account const *": The former means that the contents of the pointer won't change, the latter means that the pointer itself won't change (see https://www.cs.bu.edu/teaching/cpp/const/).
> Somewhere in the SWIG-generated Python-to-C translation code the argument type is wrong, but it's not directly in the stack trace from Python. It's more likely due to a change in SWIG than to a change in GnuCash.
Thank you very much for the insights - seems really easy to miss. I'll take a
look at the SWIG files and the generated code then.
But that means it would be interesting if gnucash's example script
"new_book_with_opening_balances.py" works for anyone, right? If we had a
success report this might provide some insight about the relevant swig changes.
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