[Python-checkins] cpython (2.7): #22650: test suite: load Unicode test data files from www.pythontest.net

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Nov 9 13:44:27 CET 2014

On 7 Nov 2014 02:44, "Georg Brandl" <g.brandl at gmx.net> wrote:
> On 11/06/2014 03:39 PM, Brett Cannon wrote:
> > What is pythontest.net <http://pythontest.net>? Is it something we
control, and
> > if so how do we add things to it for tests? Did I miss an email on
python-dev or
> > python-committers about this?
> Benjamin already gave the link to the related issue.  The idea is to make
> networking tests depend on as few external hosts as possible, so that we
> reduce spurious skips or failures when one of them is not reachable or
> its configuration.
> The pythontest.net domain was chosen to be able to test things like
cookies or
> certificates without a potential of compromising python.org related
> There is a repository at hg.python.org/pythontestdotnet which can be used
> developers; server configuration is maintained together with other Python
> services on https://github.com/python/psf-salt.

Thanks for the info! Could we capture that somewhere a bit more permanent?

The developer guide would probably be a good place, although it may involve
creating a new subsection.


> cheers,
> Georg
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