[webkit-dev] can we stop using Skipped files?

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Fri Jun 8 13:43:37 PDT 2012

On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 1:41 PM, Ojan Vafai <ojan at chromium.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 1:37 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 1:27 PM, Dirk Pranke <dpranke at chromium.org> wrote:
>>> Most of these abstractions were either added to make testing easier
>>> (and faster since we didn't have to write to a real filesystem)
>> That sounds like a bad idea.
> FWIW, I thought so at first as well, but as I've worked with the
> FileSystem abstraction, I've found it to be very helpful and provide almost
> no extra abstraction burden since it tries to closely match the Python APIs.

It's extra code we have to read. For testing, we can just directly mock the
native filesystem classes & methods Python provides.

In general, I agree with Filip's sentiment that we have way too much code.

- Ryosuke
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