[py-dev] pytest tmpdir / test directories

holger krekel holger at merlinux.eu
Wed Jun 6 17:10:27 CEST 2012

On Wed, Jun 06, 2012 at 15:41 +0200, Ronny Pfannschmidt wrote:
> > Which plugins do you have in mind that directly could/would use it?
> >
> pytest-couchdbkit -> db dumps and later on db logs as well
> pytest-ghost/mozwebqa -> browser screenshots
> also it would be interesting for logcapture/stdcapture
> to drop the output there for better post-mortem

I see the usefullness of something like this.  If you go for this,
please also care for documentation and examples and look into actually
allowing storage of stdout/stderr by introducing a --capture-to-files option
where a failing test should report the path to the non-empty files.
One slightly open question is the name "testdatadir" - it's a bit long
and "testdir" is currently used (mostly for pytests own testing purposes
but also from some plugins).  We can postpone that question, however.

On a sidenote, a seperate issue is to review and integrate the logging
plugin because it relates to a standard library module anyway.  Part of
the complexity of pytest's capture.py plugin stems from some of the
logging package's behaviour and i guess by integrating the logging
plugin we might get rid of that eventually.


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