#16244 closed defect (fixed)
Simplify TestSuite's some_elements role and logic (no random sampling)
Reported by: | nthiery | Owned by: | |
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Priority: | major | Milestone: | sage-6.3 |
Component: | doctest framework | Keywords: | |
Cc: | mmezzarobba, sage-combinat, roed, saraedum | Merged in: | |
Authors: | Nicolas M. Thiéry | Reviewers: | Travis Scrimshaw |
Report Upstream: | N/A | Work issues: | |
Branch: | 2486f80 (Commits, GitHub, GitLab) | Commit: | |
Dependencies: | Stopgaps: |
Description (last modified by )
Since #14284, TestSuite
(more precisely InstanceTester.some_elements
) tries to be fancy by choosing "some elements" using a random sample. The random sample is built using Python's random.sample
, which requires its input to be a Sequence (i.e. the i-th element can be fetched with o[i]), or some dict-like object. This can get brittle with inputs where __getitem__
is used for other purposes, or where unranking is just computationally expensive. The some_elements
method also assumes __len__
to be implemented and cheap enough.
Example:
sage: FF = IntegerModRing(29) # needs to be >21 otherwise random.sample uses a different strategy sage: tester = FF._tester(elements=FF, max_runs=5) sage: list(tester.some_elements()) ... ValueError: first letter of variable name must be a letter
This ticket reduces the role of InstanceTester.some_elements
to just do some argument parsing and ensure that at most "max_run" elements are returned. It only requires the input to be iterable.
If we want to have fancy random samples, we should define a specific protocol (typically P.sample()) for it, or just let parents decide on the strategy by defining some_elements appropriately.
This was originaly analyzed in #15919.
TODO: decide whether InstanceTester?.some_elements should return a list or an iterator. A list would be more user friendly (though that's not critical since this is pretty low level) and maybe less error-prone (if a _test_method attempt to reuse the result twice). On the other hand, in case of failure of a _test_method, using an iterator would waste a bit less time before the failure occurs (no need to build all the elements).
Change History (8)
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LGTM (also with #15919).
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- Commit 2486f804d260370ee1d9a7a9b3a7962a36ea0e65 deleted
See #23724 for adding this back in (but optionally)
New commits:
#16244: Simplify the role and logic of TestSuite's some_elements (no random sampling)