[Python-Dev] Adding test.support.safe_rmpath()
vstinner at redhat.com
Wed Feb 13 08:32:25 EST 2019
Bikeshedding: I suggest to remove "safe_" from the name, it's hard to
guarantee that removal is "safe", especially on Windows where a
removal can be blocked for many reasons.
Le mer. 13 févr. 2019 à 13:28, Giampaolo Rodola' <g.rodola at gmail.com> a écrit :
> after discovering os.makedirs() has no unit-tests (https://bugs.python.org/issue35982) I was thinking about working on a PR to increase the test coverage of fs-related os.* functions. In order to do so I think it would be useful to add a convenience function to "just delete something if it exists", regardless if it's a file, directory, directory tree, etc., and include it into test.support module. Basically it would be very similar to "rm -rf". I use something like this into psutil:
> I find this paradigm especially useful when testing functions involving two files ("src" and "dst"). E.g. in case of os.renames() unit-tests I would write something like this:
> class RenamesTest(unittest.TestCase):
> srcname = support.TESTFN
> dstname = support.TESTFN + '2'
> def setUp(self):
> tearDown = setUp
> def test_rename_file(self):
> def test_rename_dir(self):
> def test_rename_failure(self):
> # both src and dst will not exist
> With the current utilities included in test.support the setUp function above would be written as such:
> def setUp(self):
> for path in (self.srcname, self.dstname):
> if os.path.isdir(path):
> elif os.path.exists(path):
> Extra: one may argue whether this utility could be included into shutil module instead. The extra advantage of test.support.rmtree and test.support.unlink though, is that on Windows they use a timeout, catching "file is currently in use" exceptions for some time before giving up. That IMO would probably make this utility function not palatable for inclusion into shutil module, so test.support would probably be a better landing place.
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