Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#19621 closed Bug (wontfix)

templates suppress TypeErrors from comparisons

Reported by: leftmoose Owned by: nobody
Component: Template system Version: 1.4
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


even with TEMPLATE_DEBUG = True ,

passing e.g. a DateTime to a template and doing {% if now > 2 %} is silently coerced to false, rather than raising the TypeError

(in my case it was slightly less obvious, accidentally comparing naive and a time zone aware datetimes)

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comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by carljm

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  • Resolution set to wontfix
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Thanks for the report!

In general, the philosophy of the Django template language is to suppress errors, on the theory that template designers should not be able to cause crashes. So I think this is consistent with how the rest of the template language operates.

(Personally, I don't buy the rationale for that philosophy, as it is always possible for a template designer to make a site effectively non-functional one way or another. But changing the approach of the entire template language to error-suppression would require a comprehensive review of current behavior and a proposal on the mailing list; it shouldn't happen piecemeal via tickets for individual cases.)

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