[IronPython] Issue Triage

Dino Viehland dinov at microsoft.com
Thu Jan 27 18:15:36 CET 2011

> On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 6:38 AM, Richard Nienaber <rjnienaber at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Issues that reference 'SNAP' and 'merlin-*' e.g.
> >
> > SNAP: test_memory.py has begun failing
> > IronPython: test_weakref.py fails on merlin-18
> >
> > If the test passes, is it okay to close issues like this? I know SNAP
> > was a Microsoft specific test running framework but I'm not sure about
> merlin-*.
> I think merlin was the code name for the DLR. If those tests are now passing,
> feel free to close them.

Yep, and the "merlin-" here is just referring to a particular machine.  These are both
tests which can have intermittent failures due to their non-deterministic nature (waiting
for the garbage collector to kick in and free memory/run finalizers).  You might want
to make sure the tests pass over multiple runs but generally speaking if they pass once
then things are working.

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