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

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu Nov 21 23:22:41 CET 2013

On 22 Nov 2013 04:12, "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.

+1 from me for fixing the tests (likely by checking the expected sort order
rather than assuming it) rather than changing the repr() implementations.


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