[Web-SIG] Latest WSGI Draft

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Aug 23 17:56:53 CEST 2004

At 01:59 AM 8/23/04 -0500, Ian Bicking wrote:
>Ian Bicking wrote:
>>>Fine.  I just don't like it being anything other than a heuristic.
>>>Suppose I'm running acceptance tests?  My CGI runner will say "you're 
>>>being run only once", except then I'll run it again when the acceptance 
>>>test tests another input.  But, I want the acceptance test to test the 
>>>operation of the application when it's in "cgi mode", effectively.
>>If you're running multiple unit tests in a single process, you aren't in 
>>CGI mode, and you shouldn't set that key.  You're in some other mode. If 
>>CGI mode really matters, the only test that is accurate is one where you 
>>are actually launching a separate process.
>Now that I think about it, maybe it does make sense for testing purposes 
>that run_once doesn't mean that it's the last run -- it would be 
>annoyingly slow to start a process for each test, and might make it hard 
>to do real unit tests, but if you have a different code path when 
>wsgi.run_once is true then it's important to test that.  OTOH, if I'm 
>testing a project, I can make sure that my code doesn't require the 
>process to terminate; code and tests are hardly decoupled after all.
>Anyway, I guess I retract my concern over this issue.

So, leave 'wsgi.run_once' the way I last proposed it?

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