[Python-Dev] flaky tests caused by repr() sort order

Daniel Holth dholth at gmail.com
Thu Nov 21 19:14:45 CET 2013


+1 on unsorted repr(). It makes it obvious that the collection is not sorted.

On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 1:10 PM, Christian Heimes <christian at python.org> wrote:
> Am 21.11.2013 18:57, schrieb Tim Peters:
>> Best to change the failing tests.  For example, _they_ can sort the
>> dict keys if they rely on a fixed order.  Sorting in general is a
>> dubious idea because it can be a major expense with no real benefit
>> for most uses.
>
> I don't consider repr() as a performance critical function. It's mostly
> used for debugging.
>
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