Build failure returns “success” status

Issue #499 invalid
Ben Finney
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In some build failure scenarios (e.g. #498), the build failure emits a big message but returns an exit status of 0 (“success”).

This signals to larger build systems that the process succeeded, when it should not.

Comments (2)

  1. Ned Batchelder repo owner

    Because coverage.py provides both a C extension and a pure-Python implementation of the trace function, the installation does not fail if the C extension cannot be compiled.

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