[Python-Dev] test_minidom non-failure failure? (take 2)
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Thu, 12 Oct 2000 12:59:33 -0400 (EDT)
Jeremy Hylton writes:
> Why is test_minidom producing all this output? And why is it only
> happening intermittently?
It isn't. See Neil's excellent explanation.
> Why does regrtest.py think that test_minidom is working correctly when
> it produces all this output?
The test is passing just fine, and is complete before the test for
garbage is performed. The unlink() method on DOM objects is the
culprit; it is updating the Node.allnodes dictionary correctly, but
not the Node instances. I've already asked Paul & Lars to fix this;
it should work just fine with or without GC once they've seen the
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at beopen.com>
BeOpen PythonLabs Team Member