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

Brett Cannon drifty@alum.berkeley.edu
Sun, 13 Apr 2003 14:51:14 -0700 (PDT)

[Guido van Rossum]

<snip - question about tests using the Internet>
> No, you check whether the 'network' resource name is enabled in
> test_support.  Use test_support.is_resource_enabled('network').

Another thought that has come to mind; should we be diligent about
creating new objects like good testers?  Or should we minimize it since
net connections are expensive to make and can hold things up.