[Python-Dev] [Python-3000] the release gods are angry at python

Amaury Forgeot d'Arc amauryfa at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 11:07:03 CEST 2008

On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 9:58 AM, Trent Nelson <tnelson at onresolve.com> wrote:
> > > In the py3k branch I've assigned the audio resource to the winsound
>  > > tests. Only regrtest.py -uall or -uaudio runs the winsound test.
>  > Reason:
>  > > the test sound was freaking out my poor cat. :/
>  >
>  > I feel with your cat ;-).
>  > This would not help on the buildbot since it runs 'rt.bat -d -q -uall -
>  > rw'.
>  I feel for the poor NOC engineers at my colo that freak out when some random server in a farm of thousands starts making bizarre sounds.
>  I detest test_winsound.  There are so many corner cases you need to account for that makes the test pointless as you end up wrapping everything in except: pass blocks.  Does the system have a legacy beep driver?  Is it enabled?  Is it disabled?  Is there a sound card?  Is it enabled or disabled?  Pah!
>  +1 to removing audio out of -uall, if only for the sake of cats, erroneously red buildbots, and poor ServerCentral NOC engineers.

And I would not mind removing this module altogether, and provide a
ctypes implementation.

Amaury Forgeot d'Arc

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