Problem testing certain Thread methods with Test::Unit

Hi all,

Ruby 1.8.6

I’m trying to do write some basic tests for Thread#raise.
Unfortunately, because of the way Test::Unit implements assert_raise
(I think) I can’t actually verify that Thread#raise actually works.
For example:

Assume @thread created in setup

assert_raise(FooError){ @thread.raise(FooError) }

The above test won’t work - no error is raised. Any suggestions on how
I should approach this?

Also, if anyone has any idea how to test that threads abort properly
with Thread.abort_on_exception = true, I’m all ears.

Thanks,

Dan

On Sat, 8 Dec 2007 02:33:59 +0900, Daniel B. [email protected]
wrote:

Assume @thread created in setup

assert_raise(FooError){ @thread.raise(FooError) }

The above test won’t work - no error is raised. Any suggestions on how
I should approach this?

This should be reasonably robust:

t = Thread.new { sleep }
Thread.pass until t.status == “sleep”
t.raise FooError
assert_raise(FooError) { t.join }

Also, if anyone has any idea how to test that threads abort properly
with Thread.abort_on_exception = true, I’m all ears.

I don’t think that’s possible without starting a child Ruby process.

-mental

On Sat, 2007-12-08 at 07:21 +0900, Daniel B. wrote:

Also, if anyone has any idea how to test that threads abort properly
with Thread.abort_on_exception = true, I’m all ears.

I don’t think that’s possible without starting a child Ruby process.

If that’s what it takes, that’s what I’ll do. Suggestions?

I’m not aware of a portable way to do that offhand, although there was
an RCR for that floating around a while back.

-mental

On Dec 7, 12:34 pm, MenTaLguY [email protected] wrote:

Thread.pass until t.status == “sleep”
t.raise FooError
assert_raise(FooError) { t.join }

That works nicely, thank you.

Also, if anyone has any idea how to test that threads abort properly
with Thread.abort_on_exception = true, I’m all ears.

I don’t think that’s possible without starting a child Ruby process.

If that’s what it takes, that’s what I’ll do. Suggestions?

Thanks,

Dan

On Wed, 12 Dec 2007 12:18:43 +0900, MenTaLguY [email protected] wrote:

On Sat, 2007-12-08 at 07:21 +0900, Daniel B. wrote:

Also, if anyone has any idea how to test that threads abort properly
with Thread.abort_on_exception = true, I’m all ears.

I don’t think that’s possible without starting a child Ruby process.

If that’s what it takes, that’s what I’ll do. Suggestions?

I’m not aware of a portable way to do that offhand, although there was
an RCR for that floating around a while back.

Absent a more portable way, fork should work.

-mental

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