[Python-Dev] Adding test.support.safe_rmpath()
ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Thu Feb 14 04:46:43 EST 2019
> On 13 Feb 2019, at 16:10, Giampaolo Rodola' <g.rodola at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 2:27 PM Ronald Oussoren <ronaldoussoren at mac.com <mailto:ronaldoussoren at mac.com>> wrote:
>> On 13 Feb 2019, at 13:24, Giampaolo Rodola' <g.rodola at gmail.com <mailto:g.rodola at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> after discovering os.makedirs() has no unit-tests (https://bugs.python.org/issue35982 <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.
> Something like shutil.rmtree() with ignore_errors=True?
> shutil.rmtree() is about directories and can't be used against files. support.rmpath() would take a path (meaning anything) and try to remove it.
I usually use shutil.rmtree for tests that need to create temporary files, and create a temporary directory for those files (that is, use tempfile.mkdtemp in setUp() and use shutil.rmtree in tearDown()). That way I don’t have to adjust house-keeping code when I make changes to test code.
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