[Python-Dev] Regression test coupling

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 13:37:06 CET 2011

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 8:02 PM, Vinay Sajip <vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Sorry if this has come up before, but why do we couple the tests in this way, so
> that failure to clean up in one test causes drive-by failures in other,
> unrelated tests?

Personally, I just use the tempfile module in tests that I write
(historically via test.script_helper.temp_dir, these days via the
public tempfile.TemporaryDirectory API).

Given the other things regrtest cleans up between tests, I'm not sure
why it doesn't also kill TESTFN, though.


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