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From Alex Behm <>
Subject Re: Renaming prefix-named tests (IMPALA-4721)
Date Wed, 04 Jan 2017 19:54:21 GMT
Before we go down that route, isn't there a proper Pytest way to run only a
single test within a .py file?
Our -k option is meant to filter based on a regex, not necessarily select a
single test.

On Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 1:28 AM, Lars Volker <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Some of our test names are also prefixes of other tests, e.g.
> in tests/metadata/ we have *test_create_table* and
> *test_create_table_as_select*. Selecting the former with "impala-py.test -k
> test_create_table" will also select the latter.
> In the past when I ran into these I renamed the prefix-named test, usually
> by adding "_test" to make them unique. However this is somewhat unintuitive
> and consequently needed explanation during reviews. To improve the
> situation, I would like to propose changing all affected tests in a single
> commit.
> Before doing that, I'd like to ask for feedback. I created IMPALA-4721
> <> to track this.
> Thanks, Lars

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