[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue, 09 Apr 2002 13:19:18 -0400

> On the topic of unit tests, I wonder if it makes sense to consider a new
> test directory outside of Lib/. As the test suite is beefed up
> (something which I think is a great idea), the disk space requirement
> for the test suite shouldn't be a factor -- the more non-overlapping
> tests the better, period -- but if it's part of the library tree, space
> _should_ be a concern because that stuff gets shipped to the millions of
> users.
> In other words, I'd like to have a test suite outside of what gets
> installed.  The reason for not moving all of it out is that there is
> value in being able to run a post-install test suite, but I don't think
> it needs to be all of the tests.
> Reactions?
> --da

Disk space is cheap.  YAGNI.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)