[Setup] Windows XP install failure with Plone 2.1.2 - index out ofrange on empty MIME type extension

Joe Malin jmalin at jmalin.com
Wed Feb 22 14:37:10 UTC 2006

A computer guru once noted that "I can make a program as fast as you 
want, as long as it doesn't work."

And, it seems to me that it doesn't have to check that each key is 
valid, but it does have to account for a string having zero length 
before it tries to find something in it. That might be as simple as 
catching an exception.


alan runyan wrote:

>Fixed and will go out with next version.  Thanks for report. 
>It is something not quite with your registry ;) but we should protect
>ourselves from the insanity of the registry.  My checkin comment:
>reports of people getting empty keys and having plone fail on windows. as
>the guru says:
>markh runyaga: a key with an empty name in the registry I guess!
>markh runyaga: ideally that function would examine each key to check it is
>valid, but that would be lots slower :(
>Thanks for the report.
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