[ANN] introducing pytest: a testing interpreter for Python

Chad Whitacre chad at zetaweb.com
Tue May 3 02:20:10 CEST 2005

Dear All,

I'd like to announce the initial release of pytest.

Pytest is a testing interpreter for Python. Unlike a testing 
/framework/, pytest requires nothing of its test scripts that is not 
included in the Python language itself. Pytests are regular Python 
scripts that are interpreted in a special way. Specifically, all 
explicit comparison statements (i.e., those with a comparison operator), 
are interpreted as tests, and their results are tallied and reported on 
following execution of the script.

Documentation and downloads are available at:


This initial release, version 0.3.0, is a development release. It will 
be of interest to those with a special interest in testing under Python, 
but will have bugs that may frustrate general users.

Pytest is released under the following license:

   (c) 2005 Chad Whitacre <http://www.zetadev.com/>
   This program is beerware. If you like it, buy me a beer someday.
   No warranty is expressed or implied.

Thank you.

Chad Whitacre
chad [at] zetaweb [dot] com


Announcement per http://python.org/community/clpya-guidelines.txt:

<P><A HREF="http://www.zetadev.com/software/pytest/">pytest 0.3.0</A> - 
a testing interpreter for Python.  (03-May-05)

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