logilab-astng #38537 AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'split' [validation pending]

When I run pylint 0.21.2 under Python 2.7 on XP64 on a particular module it fails with "AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'split'" Hacking the code to output the astng exception prints the attached traceback.

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