[Python-Dev] Why does httplib import from test_support?
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Mon Aug 18 20:10:22 CEST 2008
On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 10:34 AM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 10:06 AM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
>> Note that many distros are in the habit of not installing the test
>> package by default. So dependencies outside that package on *anything*
>> in it are a problem. Maybe test_support should be lifted out of the
>> test package?
> Well, if distros do tend to do this and we are going to continue to
> document what is in that module for people's benefit, then yes, it
> should probably be moved or we try to convince distros to at least
> include the module and possibly regrtest.
Don't fight the distros! Move it. I'm not sure why regrtest needs to
be moved though?
>> On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 4:35 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> skip at pobox.com wrote:
>>>> The import statement seems to work from an interactive shell (I have a
>>>> module named test in the same directory as the main prog, hence the
>>>> problem), but even if it does work should we be importing stuff from the
>>>> test package in non-test code?
>>> I saw those checkins go by on the checkins list - they have to do with
>>> silencing -3 warnings for modules that the stdlib still uses in Python
>>> 2.6 for backwards compatibility reasons (but switching to the relevant
>>> new approaches in 3.0, thus making the warnings a false alarm).
>>> test.test_support.catch_warning is a convenient way to suppress a
>>> warning for a small piece of code and then revert the state of the
>>> warnings module back to the way it was afterwards.
>>> Those imports should probably be guarded with sys.py3kwarn though, with
>>> a standard import being used if the command line flag isn't set.
>>> Nick Coghlan | ncoghlan at gmail.com | Brisbane, Australia
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