[New-bugs-announce] [issue3202] Wish: disable tests in unittest

Justin Mazzola Paluska report at bugs.python.org
Wed Jun 25 21:53:28 CEST 2008

New submission from Justin Mazzola Paluska <jmp at mit.edu>:

The attached patch (unittest-disable.patch) allows methods in
unittest.TestCases to be "disabled".  The patch is against
Python2.5 from Debian:

Python 2.5.2 (r252:60911, Apr 17 2008, 13:15:05) 
[GCC 4.2.3 (Debian 4.2.3-3)] on linux2

Disabled tests are not run, but are "remembered" in the output of the
test program.  For example, the attached sample_tests.py has two
tests, one of which has been disabled.  The output is:

%python sample_tests.py 
Ran 2 tests in 0.000s


where the D indicates that a test has been disabled.

Disabling tests is useful if you're using a "test first" coding
workflow, as some tests may test functionality that hasn't been
implemented yet.  The failures of these tests (with their noisy
tracebacks) makes it harder to concentrate on other, real failures
that may be occurring in your tests.

components: Library (Lib)
files: unittest-disable.patch
keywords: patch
messages: 68752
nosy: jmp
severity: normal
status: open
title: Wish: disable tests in unittest
versions: Python 2.5
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file10735/unittest-disable.patch

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