[New-bugs-announce] [issue4217] Add file comparisons to the unittest library

Bill Hart report at bugs.python.org
Tue Oct 28 01:26:26 CET 2008

New submission from Bill Hart <wehart at sandia.gov>:

In the past year I've become a heavy user of the unittest package for
managing a variety of software tests.  One capability that I've
frequently needed is the ability to generate text file outputs that can
be compared against a baseline.  To my knowledge, this is not currently
supported in unittest.

I've developed several file comparison functions that are written in a
unittest-like style.  See


for the test functions, and 


for the underlying file comparison functions.

components: Library (Lib)
messages: 75271
nosy: wehart
severity: normal
status: open
title: Add file comparisons to the unittest library
type: feature request

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