#31612: Running tests with --keepdb messy to flush.
     Reporter:  Jarek Glowacki     |                    Owner:  nobody
         Type:  New feature        |                   Status:  closed
    Component:  Testing framework  |                  Version:  master
     Severity:  Normal             |               Resolution:  wontfix
     Keywords:  test keepdb        |             Triage Stage:  Unreviewed
    Has patch:  0                  |      Needs documentation:  0
  Needs tests:  0                  |  Patch needs improvement:  0
Easy pickings:  0                  |                    UI/UX:  0
Changes (by felixxm):

 * status:  new => closed
 * type:  Uncategorized => New feature
 * version:  3.0 => master
 * resolution:   => wontfix


 I don't agree that `--keepdb` is clunky it works as intended.

 > If there are changes that require dropping the test database.

 I think that's something unusual. Everything will work without an extra
 roundtrip if you'll control these changes with migrations and without
 dropping the test database. So I would say that an issue is in your
 workflow rather than in Django itself. Running tests wasn't designed to
 drop a test database when something terrible happens. You use mix of
 `--keepdb` on/off calls to do this, but it's not a "supported" flow.

 > Finally, changing behaviour on --keepdb so that it somehow _knows_ when
 to prompt to start from scratch when it feels there is something not
 lining up in the migrations could be another way to go. Solution would be
 very magic, and maybe not great at guessing when to prompt, but would save
 the user from having to learn any of the other proposed options.

 I think you've already answered that it's not feasible by using words like
 `it somehow _knows_ ` and `very magic`.

Ticket URL: <https://code.djangoproject.com/ticket/31612#comment:1>
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