[py-dev] py.test from inside the python console

holger krekel holger at merlinux.eu
Thu Oct 8 13:48:17 CEST 2009

and here is the file actually attached.


On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 13:47 +0200, holger krekel wrote:

> Hi Fede,
> On Wed, Oct 07, 2009 at 17:21 +1100, Fede Naum wrote:
> > Hello, I did a search by subject in the py-dev Archives and could not found
> > any thread about that.
> > I guess it is because the documentation clearly say "py.test is a *command
> > line tool* to collect and run automated tests".
> somewhat true :)
> > I'm using as it is for some integration test but now I want to use it to run
> > them from inside a python shell
> > Is there a way to run the autodiscovery + run the test + get the report from
> > inside a python console?
> I've attached a small "runtesthelper.py" script whose "pytest" function
> you could import into your environment, best through PYTHONSTARTUP. 
> It's a bit of a hack because of "py.test.config" has some global state 
> (using that config object is btw deprecated).  
> > Why do I need that?
> > I need it because I have to do it from inside a special console (the python
> > console provided with Maya -
> > http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?siteID=123112&id=13577897) so
> > I do not have any command line environmet to run py.test
> makes sense.  Let us now if the above works well enough and/or
> what you'd like to see.  I'd like to see usage-from-the shell
> get fully supported by default.
> best,
> holger

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