[issue14136] Simplify PEP 409 command line test and move it to test_cmd_line_script
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Wed Feb 29 00:00:32 CET 2012
Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> added the comment:
Hah, I've been dealing with Python's regression test suite for 8+ years and there are still cases where I don't understand the rationale for testing things a particular way (beyond "it must have seemed like a good idea at the time"). It has a lot more historical cruft than the standard library does :)
The "proper" location for a particular test can be a bit of a coin toss in many cases, but one useful guide (which applies in this case) is to try to avoid adding *new* standard library dependencies to a test module if there's an alternate suitable location that already has those dependencies.
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