[Python-Dev] unittest and sockets. Ugh!?

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Sun, 09 Jun 2002 00:17:11 -0400

>   Could someone please offer some advice/comments on this?  While
> restructuring test_socket.py, I've come across the following
> (limitation?) problem with the unittest module. To test socket stuff,
> I really need to use two separate processes or threads.  Since
> fork() is much better supported, here's my attempt at porting the
> _fileobject tests into unittest. I really like the structure of the
> test (hopefully you guys agree) and this is how I'd like to lay it out
> ideally for testing things like accept/connect, etc, using the various
> layers of my inhertiance hierarchy.

Please don't use fork -- that isn't supported on Windows.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)