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source helper scripts in test environment when running `test_file` #350

jackwasey opened this Issue Jan 25, 2016 · 3 comments


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jackwasey commented Jan 25, 2016

I have test harness data and functions in a helper-base.R file in tests/testthat/, andtest_file seems to rely on this being sourced manually, whereas test_package sets up a clean test environment.

Sourcing helper-base.R is a work-around, but pollutes the global environment, and I think it would be more consistent and simpler for test_file to source it for the user in a test environment.


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krlmlr commented Jan 27, 2016

Can you use devtools::test(filter = "...") or testthat::test_package(filter = "...")?


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jackwasey commented Jan 27, 2016

That's a good work-around, thanks for that. I think I'd still argue for test_file behaving in a similar way.


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hadley commented Feb 19, 2016

That sounds reasonable to me

@hadley hadley closed this in 326a52c Feb 26, 2016

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