[Python-Dev] Using temp files and the Internet in regression tests

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Sun, 13 Apr 2003 08:54:37 -0400


> > Connecting to the Internet: only if the network resource is enabled.
> > Then it is up to the tester to make sure that connection to the
> > Internet is possible.
> 
> Any suggestions on how to go about this?  An initial connection to
> python.org after setting socket.setdefaulttimeout() to something
> reasonable (like 10 seconds?) and raising test_support.TestSkipped if it
> times out?

No, you check whether the 'network' resource name is enabled in
test_support.  Use test_support.is_resource_enabled('network').

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