[Python-Dev] Testing C API

Serhiy Storchaka storchaka at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 03:06:32 EDT 2018

30.07.18 09:46, Raymond Hettinger пише:
> I prefer the current organization that keeps the various tests together with the category being tested.  I almost never need to run the C API tests all at once, but I do need to see all the tests for an object in one place.  When maintaining something like marshal, it would be easy to miss some of the tests if they are in a separate file.  IMO, the proposed change would hinder future maintenance and fly in the face of our traditional code organization.

What about moving just test_capi.py, test_getargs2.py and 
test_structmembers.py into Lib/test/test_capi? They are not related to 
specific types or modules.

For references:

An issue on the tracker: https://bugs.python.org/issue34272.

A PR that moves C API into the test_capi subdirectory: 
https://github.com/python/cpython/pull/8551. Currently it just moves 
test_capi.py, test_getargs2.py and test_structmembers.py.

An initial version that moved also other C API tests: 

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