pss v1.37 release – testing help wanted

March 21st, 2013 at 5:59 am

Update 23.03.2013: version 1.38 was released with an important bug-fix. If you’ve installed 1.37, please upgrade. If not, still please upgrade :-)

Since pss was first released a year and a half ago, it has become an indispensable tool in my, and many other developers’ toolbox.

pss has matured and underwent multiple feature and bug-fix releases. Today I made a new release with a slightly larger amount of changes than usual (as well as some nice optimizations that make pss run faster) and figured it’s time to move the major version dial from 0, signaling that I consider pss to be a mature and stable project. Here’s the list of changes:

+ Version 1.37 (21.03.2013)

  - Fixed the output of --help-types to describe file patterns more faithfully.
  - Issue #35: Fix the -w option to work properly on Python 3
  - Added '.tox' to the set of directories ignored by default.
  - Issue #34: Support for --cython
  - Added support for the .el extension for Emacs Lisp
  - Issue #36: Fixed the --match option.
  - Issue #37: Allow comma-separated lists in --ignore-dirs
  - Optimize the files-with-matches option by looking for a single match within
    a file instead of all matches.
  - Issue #38: Optimize matching of non-regex patterns, which is very common.
    Measured speedup of 10-20%.

While one of the original goals of pss was to work well on Windows without having to install additional packages, I’m now in a situation where I don’t have easy access to any Windows machine. I’m 99% sure pss keeps working on Windows but haven’t tested it. Therefore, if you’re using pss on Windows – please download the new release from PyPI and let me know if you run into any problems. Thanks in advance.

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4 Responses to “pss v1.37 release – testing help wanted”

  1. Adam MatanNo Gravatar Says:

    Great tool, thanks.
    I’m using it on OSX without any problems so far.

  2. Paul MooreNo Gravatar Says:

    Looks good to me so far on Windows. If I have Python file associations set up and put .py in my PATHEXT, I can zip up the whole PSS distribution into, rename it as and run that as a one-file executable. That’s about as easy to use as I could hope for :-)

  3. PoloNo Gravatar Says:


    I have just tested a basic regex that used to ‘work’ with pss-0.34:
    pss “Array *<"

    Nothing comes out with pss-1.37. I tried various variations : there seems to be an issue with regex…


  4. elibenNo Gravatar Says:

    Thanks for the information, all.

    @Paul: yep, pss uses – I find that very convenient on Linux as well. This way I personally run pss from a Hg clone so that I always have the cutting edge version.

    @Polo: please open a new issue in the tracker! I’ll try to take a look as soon as I can.

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