[New-bugs-announce] [issue12314] regrtest checks (os.environ, sys.path, etc.) are hard to use
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Fri Jun 10 18:19:09 CEST 2011
New submission from Éric Araujo <merwok at netwok.org>:
When regrtest tells me that os.environ was modified by test_packaging, it’s very hard to find which test is responsible. The -vv output is hard to read: it prints four dictionaries, which I have to visually delineate, copy, paste, pretty-print and diff to find what’s changed. Then I edit the source code of regrtest so that it fails earlier, or I add a debug print in the packaging.util code that touches os.environ.
I’d like regrtest to tell me what exactly was changed, and where. For the first request, I think each checked object could use a type-specific method, for example _compare_dict would see if any value was changed and if keys are different, and print only that info.
title: regrtest checks (os.environ, sys.path, etc.) are hard to use
versions: Python 3.3
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