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#6597 Add optional value for get_safe #6739

merged 2 commits into from Mar 27, 2020


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@uilianries uilianries commented Mar 25, 2020

Changelog: Feature: Make settings.get_safe and options.get_safe accept a default value.
Docs: conan-io/docs#1631

closes #6597

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@@ -100,6 +100,9 @@ def test_get_safe(self):
self.assertEqual(settings.os, "Windows")
self.assertEqual(settings.get_safe("compiler.version"), None)
self.assertEqual(settings.get_safe("build_type"), None)
self.assertEqual("Release", settings.get_safe("build_type", "Release"))
self.assertEqual(False, settings.get_safe("build_type", False))
self.assertEqual("Windows", settings.get_safe("os", "Linux"))
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about assertEqual signature, the correct form is (expected, current). Yeah, it sounds like yoda conditions ...

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@memsharded memsharded commented Mar 25, 2020

@jgsogo seems low risk, might be added to 1.24 if you think so.

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Just a minor suggestion.

Yes, I'm sure we can merge it, it shouldn't break anyone

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@jgsogo jgsogo merged commit 8e2cac4 into conan-io:develop Mar 27, 2020
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