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Fixed #20032 -- Documented how to simulate the absence of a setting

Thanks Ram Rachum for the report.
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@@ -1415,6 +1415,14 @@ The decorator can also be applied to test case classes::
the original ``LoginTestCase`` is still equally affected by the
+You can also simulate the absence of a setting by deleting it after settings
+have been overriden, like this::
+ @override_settings()
+ def test_something(self):
+ del settings.LOGIN_URL
+ ...
When overriding settings, make sure to handle the cases in which your app's
code uses a cache or similar feature that retains state even if the
setting is changed. Django provides the

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