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

Brett Cannon drifty@alum.berkeley.edu
Sun, 13 Apr 2003 12:50:39 -0700 (PDT)


[Guido van Rossum]

> > > 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').
>

Actually I knew that.  What I was wondering about was how "to make sure
that connection to Internet is possible".

-Brett