[New-bugs-announce] [issue1207] Load tests from path (patch included)

Bluebird report at bugs.python.org
Wed Sep 26 21:25:04 CEST 2007

New submission from Bluebird:

Something very nice about unittest is that it can find automatically the
TestCase that you declare, and the test methods of every test case. This
makes the operation of adding or removing tests very simple.

For test modules however, there is nothing to automatically load all the
modules of a given directory. I think that would be very helpful.

Here is my proposal, to add to the set of TestLoader methods:

def loadTestsFromPath( path='', filePattern='test*.py' ):
    '''Load all the TestCase in all the module of the given path.

    path: directory containing test files
    filePattern: glob pattern to find test modules inside path. Default
is test*.py

    The path will be converted into an import statement so anything that
can not be imported will
    not work.  The path must be relative to the current directory, and
can not include '.' and '..'

    To simply load all the test files of the current directories, pass
an empty path (the default).

    Return a test suite containing all the tests.

    if len(path) == 0:
        pathPattern = filePattern
        pathPattern = path + '/' + filePattern
    pathPattern = os.path.normpath( pathPattern )
    fileList = glob.glob( pathPattern )

    mainSuite = TestSuite()
    for f in fileList:
        importName = f[:-3]
        importName = importName.replace( '\\', '.' )
        importName = importName.replace( '/', '.' )

        suite = defaultTestLoader.loadTestsFromName(importName)
        mainSuite._tests.extend( suite._tests )

    return mainSuite

I use it like this: on my project, I have the following directory

  + run_all_tests.py
  + tests
     - run_tests.py
     - test_xxx.py
     - test_yyy.py
  + libvy
     + tests
        - run_tests.py
        - test_xxx.py
        - test_yyy.py
  + qvy
    + tests
        - run_tests.py
        - test_xxx.py
        - test_yyy.py

I can do either:
- cd libvy/tests && python run_tests.py
- cd qvy/tests && python run_tests.py
- cd tests && python run_tests.py
- run_all_tests.py

Each time I add a new test module, it is automatically picked up by the
test runners thank to the loadFromPath() feature. It makes it easy to
maintain the global test suite that runs all the tests. That's the most
important one because that test suite is responsible for non regression.

if __name__ == '__main__':
    mainSuite = TestSuite()
    mainSuite._tests.extend( loadTestsFromPath('.')._tests )
    ttr = TextTestRunner(verbosity=2)
    ttr.run( mainSuite )

if __name__ == '__main__':
    mainSuite = TestSuite()
    mainSuite._tests.extend( loadTestsFromPath( 'libvy/tests' )._tests )
    mainSuite._tests.extend( loadTestsFromPath( 'qvy/tests' )._tests )
    mainSuite._tests.extend( loadTestsFromPath( 'tests' )._tests )
    ttr = TextTestRunner(verbosity=2)
    ttr.run( mainSuite )

components: Tests
messages: 56148
nosy: bluebird
severity: normal
status: open
title: Load tests from path (patch included)
type: rfe
versions: Python 2.5

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