Author vstinner
Recipients jcea, skrah, vstinner
Date 2014-01-23.10:53:01
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Tests failing because of timings is really annoying. It would be nice to add something in test.support to configure timings. A function can maybe wait until the system load is lower than a threshold, or we should add a parameter to configure a tolerance between the perfect timing and the expected timing.

The tolerance can be a simple factor, a floating point number >= 1.0.

For example, replace:
    0.09 <= t1-t0 <= 0.9, t1-t0
with
    0.1 - 0.01 * factor <= t1-t0 <= 0.1 + 0.8 * factor
or a new test function:
    check_timing(t1-t0, 0.1, 0.01, 0.8)
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2014-01-23 10:53:01vstinnersetrecipients: + vstinner, jcea, skrah
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