[pypy-dev] Re: Scripttest

Rocco Moretti roccomoretti at hotpop.com
Wed Jul 14 20:07:29 CEST 2004

holger krekel wrote:

> [Rocco Moretti Fri, Jul 02, 2004 at 11:29:29AM -0500]
>>It started out as a way to run a script at applevel, capture its output, 
>>and compare it with a known good result (presumably generated from 
>>CPython). I was inspired by the original parts of the CPython regression 
>>test framework. The thought was to make a simple way of testing app 
>>level functionality, without having to support a whole unittest 
>>framework at applevel.
> yes, i think this technique makes sense. But did you look into doctests, btw? 

The thought was that running doctests/unittests at applevel involves a 
large amount of code that might not run on pypy. If most of the testing 
apparatus is at interpreter level, there is less chance the test 
framework is what is failing, as opposed to the test itself. I guess 
this is moot now that Seo has shown that the CPython regrtest framework 
is working now.

Add to that the fact that I can't seem to find a good way to create an 
extensible way of adding tests (currently adding new test scripts 
requires a substantial amount of cut-and-paste), and its probably best 
just to delete the whole deal, and get rid of the concomitant namespace 
pollution. -- If someone thinks it'll be worthwhile later, they can 
either resurrect it from svn, or recreate it from scratch.

Sorry about the dead-end-wild-goose-chase


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