[issue13193] test_packaging and test_distutils failures
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Mon Nov 7 19:10:14 CET 2011
Vinay Sajip <vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk> added the comment:
> That it depends on the architecture currently baffles me.
The only explanation I can come up with is that on different machines, the order of the tests might be slightly different. That would allow the flag to be set differently on different machines, based on which other tests have run earlier.
Different ordering could be explained by hash implementations and/or dict bucket sizes being different on different architectures.
>> Can the distutils/packaging duplication not be avoided?
> No. They are independent modules. distutils will die; packaging will be
> improved and cleaned up. However, contributors can work on packaging only and
> leave the gruesome backporting work to me.
>> IMO the correct cpython fix would address this.
> I don’t understand.
I meant removing the duplication - but from your explanation, I agree that there is no point, since distutils has a limited lifetime.
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