[Python-Dev] on Python's tests (and making them better)

Benjamin Peterson musiccomposition at gmail.com
Sat Jun 7 00:52:05 CEST 2008

On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 5:51 PM, Eric Smith
<eric+python-dev at trueblade.com> wrote:
> Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>>> I always find it hard to find a test I'm looking for in a directory
>>> with 365 different tests in it. Also grouping tests by function will
>>> hopefully help reduce duplication and it more intuitive.
>> Still, I don't think this should be done. Flat is better than nested,
>> and adding hierarchy will make it *more* difficult to find anything
>> (except perhaps for the one person who did the rearrangement).
>> I personally use grep to find the place where to add a new test.
> I agree.  There's not much chance I'd know which directory a test for a
> given piece of functionality is in, so instead of grepping in a single
> directory, I'd have to grep in all of them.  Definitely more hassle.

Really? Given the choice between core_language (divided into syntax
and builtins) and stdlib you wouldn't know where to look?

> Eric.

Benjamin Peterson
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