[Python-Dev] [ python-Bugs-1124637 ] test_subprocess is far
mwh at python.net
Thu Feb 17 18:11:19 CET 2005
"Raymond Hettinger" <python at rcn.com> writes:
>> Let's keep the really long-running tests out
>> of the regular test suite.
> For test_subprocess, consider adopting the technique used by
> test_decimal. When -u decimal is not specified, a small random
> selection of the resource intensive tests are run. That way, all of the
> tests eventually get run even if no one is routinely using -u all.
I do like this strategy but I don't think it applies to this test --
it has to try to create more than 'ulimit -n' processes, if I
understand it correctly. Which makes me think there might be other
ways to write the test if the resource module is available...
34. The string is a stark data structure and everywhere it is
passed there is much duplication of process. It is a perfect
vehicle for hiding information.
-- Alan Perlis, http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/perlis-alan/quotes.html
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