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

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Nov 21 19:18:12 CET 2013


Correct.
On Nov 21, 2013 10:15 AM, "Daniel Holth" <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:

> +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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