[Python-Dev] test_socket failures

Michael Gilfix mgilfix@eecs.tufts.edu
Wed, 12 Jun 2002 19:13:55 -0400

On Wed, Jun 12 @ 16:59, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> I know that there are problem with the two new socket tests:
> test_timeout and test_socket.  The problems are varied: the tests
> assume network access and a working and consistent DNS, they assume
> predictable timing, and there is a number of Windows-specific failures
> that I'm trying to track down.  Also, when the full test suite is run,
> test_socket.py may hang, while in isolation it will work.  (Gosh if
> only we had had these unit tests a few years ago.  They bring up all
> sorts of issues that are good to know about.)
> I'll try to fix these ASAP.

  Yeah, I hadn't gotten around to checking them within the full test
suite. The version I had sent you was just for commentary <grin>.  I
try to do as much synchronization as possible. I'm sure fiddling
with the synchronization points in the ThreadableTest class in
test_socket.py will do the trick.

  BTW, I've concluded that the unitest module rocks. Just a show
of support here.

                        -- Mike

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