Terry J. Reedy added the comment:
It is more a matter of tradeoffs rather than 'okay'.
There is no general pydev rule against gui flashing. The tk and ttk gui tests
still do, but that is primarily Serhiy's concern.
The IDLE tests are at most perhaps a third complete, so they would have become
collectively 3 or more times worse. I should run the IDLE tests at least once
for each patch and usually do it multiple times. When I work on a module or
its tests, I tend work incrementally and run the test for the module 10 or 20
times or more. So my first concern is my own eyes and mental state.
Second, I plan to ask others to run test_idle to make up for the lack of
buildbot coverage, and I will feel better about doing so after the patches
already made. If one or a few flashes are left, I and others are still much
In this case, there are two obvious fixes, but I don't like either. Maybe I
will come up with a third I like better, perhaps after some refactoring of the
module. I would also like to better understand the detailed behavior. In the
meanwhile, I reopened to add a comment to the test, so I don't lose track of
the source of the remaining flash.
status: closed -> open
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