+README FOR IDLE TESTS IN IDLELIB.IDLE_TEST
+The idle directory, idlelib, has over 60 xyz.py files. The idle_test
+subdirectory should contain a test_xyy.py for each one. (For test modules,
+make 'xyz' lower case.) Each should start with the following cut-paste
+template, with the blanks after after '.'. 'as', and '_' filled in.
+if __name__ == '__main__':
+ unittest.main(verbosity=2, exit=2)
+Idle tests are run with unittest; do not use regrtest's test_main.
+Once test_xyy is written, the following should go at the end of xyy.py,
+with xyz (lowercased) added after 'test_'.
+if __name__ == "__main__":
+ unittest.main('idlelib.idle_test.test_', verbosity=2, exit=False)
+In Idle, pressing F5 in an editor window with either xyz.py or test_xyz.py
+loaded will then run the test with the version of Python running Idle and
+tracebacks will appear in the Shell window. The options are appropriate for
+developers running (as opposed to importing) either type of file during
+development: verbosity=2 lists all test_y methods; exit=False avoids a
+spurious sys.exit traceback when running in Idle. The following command
+lines also run test_xyz.py
+python -m idlelib.xyz # With the capitalization of the xyz module
+python -m unittest -v idlelib.idle_test.test_xyz
+To run all idle tests either interactively ('>>>', with unittest imported)
+or from a command line, use one of the following.
+>>> unittest.main('idlelib.idle_test', verbosity=2, exit=False)
+python -m unittest -v idlelib.idle_test
+python -m test.test_idle
+python -m test test_idle
+The idle tests are 'discovered' in idlelib.idle_test.__init__.load_tests,
+which is also imported into test.test_idle. Normally, neither file should be
+changed when working on individual test modules. The last command runs runs
+unittest indirectly through regrtest. The same happens when the entire test
+suite is run with 'python -m test'. So it must work for buildbots to stay green.
+To run an individual Testcase or test method, extend the
+dotted name given to unittest on the command line.
+python -m unittest -v idlelib.idle_test.text_xyz.Test_case.test_meth
+To disable test/test_idle.py, there are at least two choices.
+a. Comment out 'load_tests' line, no no tests are discovered (simple and safe);
+Running no tests passes, so there is no indication that nothing was run.
+b.Before that line, make module an unexpected skip for regrtest with
+import unittest; raise unittest.SkipTest('skip for buildbots')
+When run directly with unittest, this causes a normal exit and traceback.