[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] cpython: Close #14205: dict lookup raises a RuntimeError if the dict is modified during
ethan at stoneleaf.us
Fri Mar 9 23:40:59 CET 2012
Victor Stinner wrote:
> On 09/03/2012 22:32, Jim Jewett wrote:
>> I do not believe the change set below is valid.
>> As I read it, the new test verifies that one particular type of Nasty
>> key will provoke a RuntimeError -- but that particular type already
>> did so, by hitting the recursion limit. (It doesn't even really
>> mutate the dict.)
> Oh yes, thanks for the report. I fixed that test.
>> Meanwhile, the patch throws out tests for several different types of
>> mutations that have caused problems -- even segfaults -- in the past,
>> even after the dict implementation code was already "fixed".
>> Changing these tests to "assertRaises" would be fine, but they should
>> all be kept; if nothing else, they test whether you've caught all
>> mutation avenues.
> I ran all these tests, none is still crashing. I don't think that it is
> interesting to keep them.
Aren't these regression tests? To be kept to make sure they don't fail
in the future?
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