[lldb-dev] Moving pexpect and unittest2 to lldb/third_party

Zachary Turner via lldb-dev lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Oct 22 09:26:42 PDT 2015

+todd and greg

On Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 9:26 AM Zachary Turner <zturner at google.com> wrote:

> Todd, Greg, can you guys confirm this is true?   The import lldb would
> succeed if someone had their PYTHONPATH set up just right, but if really
> none of us care about it, I'm with Tamas in that I'd rather remove it.
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 2:55 AM Tamas Berghammer <tberghammer at google.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi Zach,
>> I think nobody is using the "if __name__ == '__main__'" block as
>> executing a test file directly isn't working at the moment (the "import
>> lldb" command fails). If you plan to change all test file then I would
>> prefer to remove the reference to unittest2 from them for simplicity if
>> nobody have an objection against it.
>> Tamas
>> On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 8:57 PM Zachary Turner via lldb-dev <
>> lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>>> *TL;DR - Nobody has to do anything, this is just a heads up that a 400+
>>> file CL is coming.*
>>> IANAL, but I've been told by one that I need to move all third party
>>> code used by LLDB to lldb/third_party.  Currently there is only one thing
>>> there: the Python `six` module used for creating code that is portable
>>> across Python 2 and Python 3.
>>> The only other 2 instances that I'm aware of are pexpect and unittest2,
>>> which are under lldb/test.  I've got some patches locally which move
>>> pexpect and unittest2 to lldb/third_party.  I'll hold off on checking them
>>> in for a bit to give people a chance to see this message first, because
>>> otherwise you might be surprised when you see a CL with 400 files being
>>> checked in.
>>> Nobody will have to do anything after this CL goes in, and everything
>>> should continue to work exactly as it currently does.
>>> The main reason for the churn is that pretty much every single test in
>>> LLDB does something like this:
>>> *import unittest2*
>>> ...
>>> if __name__ == '__main__':
>>>     import atexit
>>>     lldb.SBDebugger.Initialize()
>>>     atexit.register(lambda: lldb.SBDebugger.Terminate())
>>>     *unittest2.main()*
>>> This worked when unittest2 was a subfolder of test, but not when it's
>>> somewhere else.  Since LLDB's python code is not organized into a standard
>>> python package and we treat the scripts like dotest etc as standalone
>>> scripts, the way I've made this work is by introducing a module called *lldb_shared
>>> *under test which, when you import it, fixes up sys.path to correctly
>>> add all the right locations under lldb/third_party.
>>> So, every single test now needs a line at the top to import lldb_shared.
>>> TBH I don't even know if we need this unittest2 stuff anymore (does
>>> anyone even use it?)  but even if the answer is no, then that still means
>>> changing every file to delete the import statement and the if __name__ ==
>>> '__main__': block.
>>> If there are no major concerns I plan to check this in by the end of the
>>> day, or tomorrow.
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