[Zope] FunctionalTestCase commits transactions

Ross Patterson me at rpatterson.net
Tue Nov 4 14:33:15 EST 2008

"Dieter Maurer" <dieter at handshake.de> writes:

> Ross Patterson wrote at 2008-11-3 16:04 -0800:
>> ...
>>If memory serves, a *functional* test fixture calls the Zope publisher
>>when a testbrowser request is made.  The publisher opens a new
>>transaction, as it should.
> Really?
> When I wrote a functional test browser (years before "zope3"),
> I emulated the Zope publisher rather than calling it directly
> in order to have control how transactions are handled.
> Especially, I used subtransactions instead of top level transactions
> to avoid the bug reported by Peter.

I'm not completely sure, but I'm *pretty* sure.  I remember stepping
through the code before and seeing a new transaction start.

As for "as it should", it just seems reasonable to me that a functional
test fixture would try to use the real application behavior as much as


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