We have something like netscape.security.PrivilegeManager.enablePrivilege("UniversalXPConnect"); window.QueryInterface(Components.interfaces.nsIInterfaceRequestor) .getInterface(Components.interfaces.nsIDOMWindowUtils) .garbageCollect(); in many mochitests. Would be nice to have that as a helper method, so that tests could just call SimpleTest.gc() or similar.
What's wrong with that? I find that actually easier to use than SimpleTest.gc(), which could mean anything.
> What's wrong with that? It's impossible to remember, so takes longer to write tests. I'm happy to have SimpleTest.garbageCollect() if gc() is seen as too obscure, I guess. But having to remember the QI/GetI mess is just not called for. And "GC" is the usual term for garbage collection..
Sorry, gc() is fine by me, I might remember this function when I need it. I guess I was more 'complaining' about synthesizeKey as I never could remember the arguments it needs (in which case I just would use the relevant xpcom fuctions).
Mass closing mochitest bugs that haven't had activity in the past 5 years. Please re-open or file a new bug with modern context if this is still relevant.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 months ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Nowadays test do SpecialPowers.DOMWindowUtils.garbageCollect(). Not awesome, but better than what we used to have.
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