adding a simulation mode

Paul Rubin at nospam.invalid
Wed Jul 4 19:01:48 CEST 2012

andrea crotti <andrea.crotti.0 at> writes:
> copytree(src, dest) becomes:
> if not PRETEND_ONLY:
>     copytree(src, dest)
> But I don't like it too much because I would have to add a lot of
> garbage around..

I've had good results writing the module under test in the style of a
java applet, i.e. one of its args is a class instance representing the
"outside world", and ALL interaction that you might want to simulate is
done through this object:

   def your_prog(parent):
      conn = parent.db.make_connection(...)
      blah = parent.copytree(...)

Then you make "real" and "mock" versions of the external interface, and
pass in an appropriate instance.

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