[py-dev] pytest tmpdir / test directories

Ronny Pfannschmidt Ronny.Pfannschmidt at gmx.de
Wed Jun 6 15:22:19 CEST 2012

On 06/06/2012 03:18 PM, holger krekel wrote:
> Hi Ronny, CCing py-dev again, was lost in between,
> On Wed, Jun 06, 2012 at 14:44 +0200, Ronny Pfannschmidt wrote:
>> On 06/06/2012 02:35 PM, holger krekel wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jun 05, 2012 at 08:18 +0200, Ronny Pfannschmidt wrote:
>>>> Hi Holger,
>>>> i was thinking of just naming the current tmpdir funcarg testdatadir,
>>>> and implementing tmpdir in terms of testdatadir.ensure('tmpdir', dir=1)
>>> sure.  no immediate need to have this as a pytest core plugin, i guess.
>> this as meant as a patch to pytests tmpdir plugin
> Ah, i slowly get it.  If you get to the habit of providing a full example
> of things at the beginning i might be able to understand things quicker.
> I am hesitant because it introduces another generic core funcarg which
> needs explanation and examples for relatively little benefit.  I'd
> rather suggest to think about extending reporting such that the paths
> to interesting files for a (failing) test are presented, like in your
> example the one to couchdb.dump

this would mean that each plugin needs a own way to manage test specific 
files + report them afterwards
as opposed to just droping them into a dir thats just meant for that

-- Ronny

> best,
> holger

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