hans at at.or.at
Fri Dec 18 19:19:32 CET 2009
On Dec 18, 2009, at 1:11 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> On Dec 15, 2009, at 6:48 AM, Chris McCormick wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 11:40:30PM -0500, Hans-Christoph Steiner
>>> On Dec 14, 2009, at 11:31 PM, Chris McCormick wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 10:50:44PM -0500, Hans-Christoph Steiner
>>> Hanging as in not responding, but not quitting. I guess bang/until
>>> would do that. Its tricky to catch. I guess there needs to be some
>>> kind of ping.
>> I will test it, but that faces the same old can of worms with
>> [until], which is
>> to say, what if the user just passed a very very large number to
>> until? (e.g.
>> if they are processing a very long list).
> Yup, no easy answer. This is where the timeout comes in. I can't
> think of another way.
>>> The advantage of this using PyPd for the unittest scripts is that
>>> becomes more robust in the process. The only issue in my mind is
>>> whether PyPd has the same goal in terms of monitoring the pd
>>> process. I
>>> can't see why not, but I suppose there could be a reason.
>> I am quite happy for you to use PyPd in your unit test script. :)
>> What do you mean by "the same goal in terms of monitoring the pd
>> The goal of PyPd is two things: 1) provide an easy way to launch,
>> with, and shut down an instance of Pd. 2) provide an easy and
>> general way to
>> parse Pd files in order to extract useful information from them.
> Those both sound good. For the unittests, #1 seems more important.
> I guess the question is whether you want to deal with the until/
> timeout problem in PyPd. I.e. tracking whether a Pd process stops
> responding and providing a way to kill/restart it.
I should add, if you think that you want to handle that in PyPd, then
I'll port load_every_help.py to use PyPd. Then it would also be good
to abstract that script so it can also be used for running unit
tests. I was thinking this for the unit tests, please add any ideas:
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