[Python-Dev] "if __name__ == '__main__'" at the bottom of python unittest files
Stephen J. Turnbull
turnbull.stephen.fw at u.tsukuba.ac.jp
Wed May 1 12:09:13 EDT 2019
"There should be a tool" (sorry, I'm not volunteering any time soon)
that could be added to $VCS diff (say, "git coverage-diff" or "git
Chris Withers writes:
> It's an interesting point; I personally don't see much value in coverage
> of less than 100%, if you're going to look at coverage: no-one is going
> to focus on or potentially even notice whether coverage moved from 99%
> to 99% (no typo), even though a bunch of new uncovered code may have
> been introduced.
I agree with the point you're making (that the difference between 100%
and 99% is a very significant indicator that "something needs to be
done here, it's obvious what, and [depending on project process] it's
obvious who, too"), but it's also true that 99% is
better than 98% and definitely better than 90% or less.
Your point that it matters *which* 1% is more important, I think (see
> If people are actually using these blocks, then so be it, but it feels
> like the people who want them to stick around are saying they're using
> them just on the off chance they might use them, which feels like a poor
> reason to keep a bunch of dead code around.
At least one person says he uses it, although I don't know how that
fits with Robert's statement that "it was never needed".
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