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Benji York wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 11:34 AM, Tres Seaver <tsea...@palladion.com> wrote:
>> The fact that the test failed seems to make it less than sufficient.  I
>> don't quite see how checking pystones is a useful measure, unless you
>> *know* that there is only CPU involved and that the machine where you
>> are checking it is effectively unloaded:  I/O and scheduling latencies
>> aren't going to be magically subtracted.
> 
> Is this a complaint about the test/documentation or the feature?

Primarily about the test failure, and therefore the way the test is written.

> If the test/documentation, I've already stated what should be done about
> it -- and I may do so at some point in the near future.  In the
> meantime, adding another zero or five would decrease the chance of it
> failing again.

That wouldn't make the assertion any more useful either as a test (if
testing that the attribute is present and is an integer is all that is
wanted, then why not 'isinstance(browser.lastRequestPystones, int)'?)
or as documentation:  what does 10,000 pystones mean?  or 100,000?

> If the feature: it's certainly not perfect, but has been useful.

If the feature itself is valuable, then its documentation should give
the user some idea how to interpret the value.



Tres.
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