[IPython-dev] Dropping our parametric tests system

MinRK benjaminrk@gmail....
Fri Aug 30 19:24:57 CDT 2013


Just chiming in that I will be sad to see them go, but I have been
convinced that their cost outweighs their benefit.

-MinRK


On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 3:32 PM, Paul Ivanov <pi@berkeley.edu> wrote:

> > On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 1:38 PM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > > Min suggested that I write an IPEP for this, but in my opinion this
> isn't a
> > > big enough change to require an IPEP. I'm happy to write one if people
> feel
> > > I need to, though.
>
> I agree that we shouldn't need an IPEP - I don't think *anyone*
> is counting on our test suite to be a particular way - it is not
> a part of the codebase that we document (outside of API docs) or
> advertise to outside consumers.
>
> I'm glad we'll finallly stop using such tricky (and fallible)
> machinary, though I admit I'll miss the extra dots... Though with
> the potential change to our testing infrastructure in the future,
> as discussed at this week's Lab Meeting On Air [1], we might not
> have the dots in the future anyway.
>
> best,
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