[Python-Dev] Contents of test_bool

Jack Diederich jackdied at jackdied.com
Wed Mar 21 22:04:05 CET 2007

On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 03:37:02PM -0500, Collin Winter wrote:
> Is there any reason for test_bool to contain assertions like these?
> self.assertIs({}.has_key(1), False)
> self.assertIs({1:1}.has_key(1), True)
> A significant portion of the file is devoted to making sure various
> things return bools (isinstance, operator.*) or handle bools correctly
> (pickle, marshal). Since these don't test the functionality of the
> bool type, is there a reason not to move these tests to more
> appropriate test files (eg, test_pickle) or removing them altogether
> (if they duplicate existing tests)?
> I've started on this somewhat, but I thought I'd ask before I spent
> too much time on it.

Most of them could be moved to their specific type's test module.
There are a few (at least on the py3k branch) tests that check if
__bool__ functions really return bools and that the proper exceptions
are raised.  Those should stay in test_bool.py


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