[Twisted-Python] removing unsupported reactors in twisted 2.6: qt, corefoundation, threadedselect, wx

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Mon Sep 25 01:19:32 EDT 2006

On 9/24/06, James Y Knight <foom at fuhm.net> wrote:
> On Sep 25, 2006, at 12:17 AM, David Pratt wrote:
> > Hi all. I am also using the threadedselectreactor in wx without
> > problems. I have only just read these posts and cannot understand
> > any reasoning to drop it. What am I missing?
> That it's broken according to the test suite, and that nobody has
> volunteered to fix it.
> Perhaps the bugs are in the tests (a cursory glance at the qt
> failures suggests this might be the case for that reactor), or
> perhaps the tested functionality is something that should be expected
> to not work for that reactor, but in any case, either the tests or
> the reactor should be fixed. Tests that have been failing for a long
> time indicates that nobody cares enough about that code to fix them.
> Clearly the best resolution of this would be to have all the
> mentioned reactors fixed. Then, nobody would propose that they be
> removed.

The biggest issue is that the tests work by reactor iteration, which
is not how some of the reactors actually work in practice. Tests
passing or failing don't necessarily reflect how the reactor is going
to behave under normal circumstances.


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