[Python-Dev] no test_posix, test_os or test_sys?

Jack Jansen jack@oratrix.nl
Wed, 12 Jul 2000 17:16:19 +0200

> Note that you might want to break it up into subtests; for example,
> test_fork.py tests os.fork() already.  So you could have one test case
> for file-related operations, another for uid-related, etc.  A full
> test_os.py would be huge and ungainly.

+1. If the tests would also do the import in the right way, i.e. 
test_os_symlink would do a "from os import symlink", then on each platform it 
would only try the tests that are relevant to the platform, while the others 
would be skipped with an "optional feature couldn't be imported", in stead of 
crashing the whole test_os.
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