On 5 Sep 2005, at 11:45, Florent Guillaume wrote:
However this kind of default fixture actually is quite heavy, and makes you write tests that are hardly "unit" anymore. They are still good integration tests, but I've found that using PortalTestCase or something like that is often extremely costly in terms of time spent running the tests.

That's very true. In the project that I'm working on we happen to use Plone, and almost all tests are using PloneTestCase (well, something subclassed from it). The tests are painfully slow.

The best situation is a happy medium where you're only ever allowed to use the 100 ton fixture if you *really really really* need to and you cannot do it in a cheaper fixture.


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