ANN: pythonfs - create linux filesystems in python

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Mon Dec 8 19:49:54 CET 2003


Rene Pijlman wrote:
> 
> David McNab:
> >a framework which allows mountable linux filesystems to be
> >implemented in pure python.
> 
> Serious question: why?

Just thought of another possibility: might be useful for doing
unit testing where one could use the Python-based filesystem to
mock a real filesystem, but simulate certain particularly difficult
kinds of errors (corruption, files that go missing, invalid file names)
that might happen in extreme situations.

-Peter




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