test naming

Wouter van Heyst larstiq at larstiq.dyndns.org
Fri Dec 9 17:52:27 GMT 2005

On Thu, Nov 24, 2005 at 10:38:34AM +1100, Martin Pool wrote:
> On 24 Nov 2005, Robert Collins <robertc at robertcollins.net> wrote:
> > so PEP8 says it should be  testcommitmerge.py not test_commitmerge.py or
> > testcommit_merge.py or test_commit_merge.py. I'm pretty sure we have a
> > not on this in HACKING.
> I'm inclined to go with John here, despite PEP 8 (and despite it
> generally being a good thing to follow PEP 8).  The justification given
> there is that some filesystems truncate long names.  That is not true
> for any platform we run on or are likely to run on.  So it's trumped by
> the meta-rule that readability is more important.

HACKING still recommends testFOO.py over test_FOO.py, has a decision not
yet been made, or does it need to be documented?

Wouter van Heyst

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