[racket-dev] [racket-bug] all/11586: Rackunit does not protect itself against errors that kill the thread

From: Jay McCarthy (jay at racket-lang.org)
Date: Sun Jul 24 15:25:48 EDT 2011

I'm replying-all to a thread about an old problem report:

I've just discovered that the Web server test suite has been failing
for a very long time.

There was a test that killed the current thread.

The text ui for Rackunit does not protect against this or show you it
has happened, or even that there have been failing tests. Since I run
my tests from the command line, I've never known, because it's a very
late test and the suite runs for a long time.

As an experiment, I tried in the GUI for Rackunit and it does protect itself.

I found this "problem" in January just by thinking of funny test
cases, without even realizing I had a test suite that actually
exhibited this problem.

I think this is very bad. I'm working on fixing the Web server now.


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