Documentation suggestions

Carl Friedrich Bolz cfbolz at
Tue Dec 6 14:31:36 EST 2005

skip at wrote:
>     Ian> A test suite seems far more useful to implementors than any guide,
> 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 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 :-)


Carl Friedrich Bolz

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