Testing Python updates

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Mar 21 18:29:38 CET 2007


"Matthew" <msharelick at gmail.com> wrote in message 
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| What is the methodology for testing the updates to the Python language?

By who?

There is an expanding /test directory in the pythonx.y/Lib directory.  Core 
developers run these about once a day on multiple systems.  People who 
build their own executable should run the same.  People who install a 
prebuilt executable may do the same, and should if they suspect a problem 
with their installation.

Application developers increasingly have their own automated test files 
that they run after running /Lib/test on a new installation.

Terry Jan Reedy






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