[TIP] cleanUp for unittest

holger krekel holger at merlinux.eu
Fri Apr 3 13:21:43 PDT 2009

On Fri, Apr 03, 2009 at 21:07 +0100, Michael Foord wrote:
> holger krekel wrote:
>> As guido says the standard library is for dead code and at least i 
>> don't consider supporting better ways for
>> functional and integration testing with Python to be a
>> dead-code project :)   
> His word was stable, not dead.

he said stable and that in biology stable means dead. 


> We should be conservative, and with a new release every 18 months  
> standard library modules *can't* grow rapidly, but we will continue to  
> see unittest grow and adapt to testing needs and useful patterns.
> Michael
>> but your mileage may vary and for me it's fine if you want to care
>> for adding some more refined cleanUp semantics to unittest.py. Maybe 
>> the suggestion in my other post about getresources() is
>> applicable in this case.  
>>> Looking for examples in the standard library would be a good idea. To 
>>> be honest it seems such a clean and simple idea I'm surprised at the  
>>> pushback so may not pursue it. But still, plenty of other fish to 
>>> fry.
>> tons of fish everywhere, indeed :) cheers,
>> holger
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