[Python-Dev] testing in a Python --without-threads build

Nicholas Bastin nick.bastin at gmail.com
Sun Sep 9 05:05:23 CEST 2007

Might expected skips instead be based on your current configuration
instead of what someone statically decided what would be appropriate
for your platform?  Every new release I have to go through the
'unexpected skips' to determine that they're perfectly fine for how I
configured python.

It seems that we ought to provide a mechanism for querying python for
how the build was configured (although for non-unittest cases, failing
to import some modules is usually sufficient information - knowing why
they fail probably doesn't matter)

On 9/8/07, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> >> I can't seem to run the regression tests in a --without-threads build.
> >> Might be interesting to configure a buildbot this way to keep
> >> ourselves honest.
> >
> > Because regrtest.py was importing test_socket_ssl without catching the
> > ImportError exception:
> If that is the reason you cannot run it, then it seems it works just
> fine. There is nothing wrong with tests getting skipped.
> > So, is this an "expected skip" or not?
> No. IIUC, "expected skips" are a platform property. For your platform,
> support for threads is expected (whatever your platform is as log as
> it was built in this millenium).
> Regards,
> Martin
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