Colin J. Williams
cjw at sympatico.ca
Tue Dec 6 21:25:23 CET 2005
Carl Friedrich Bolz wrote:
> skip at pobox.com wrote:
>> Ian> A test suite seems far more useful to implementors than any
>> Of course, test cases can be modified or ignored. I'd agree with you
>> if we
>> had a test suite that was more strongly cast in stone.
> hum. a test suite like that would have to be constructed very carefully.
> The current CPython testsuite tests quite some things that are obviously
> implementation details. For example test_itertools.py checks that izip
> reuses tuples (which means changing them) when the refcount is 1. This
> is something which does not quite work in an implementation using a
> different GC :-)
> Although on the other hand a short poll revealed that the reference
> manual was not considered to be the most useful source among the PyPy
> developpers :-)
True, but the choice is between abandoning it or updating it.
I would vote for the latter.
> Carl Friedrich Bolz
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