[Twisted-Python] Re: Using twisted.trial with nose unittest system

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Wed Feb 7 11:01:14 EST 2007

On Wed, 07 Feb 2007 16:32:26 +0100, Antoine Pitrou <antoine.pitrou at wengo.com> wrote:
>Hi Jean-Paul,
>> The one practical problem which this method of integration has is that
>> it will not allow unit tests to run child processes.  So, one wouldn't
>> be able to run Twisted's test suite with nose using this.  Of course,
>> if one has no interest in running tests which run child processes, then
>> this may not be a big deal.
>Do you mean because the reactor does not receive signals?

Yep.  Without the SIGCHLD handler installed, Twisted will never reap the
children, so they will remain as zombies.


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