[Python-Dev] Unit testing (again)

Guido van Rossum guido@digicool.com
Mon, 12 Feb 2001 16:37:00 -0500

> I was pleased to see that the 2.1 release schedule lists "unit
> testing" as one of the open issues.  How is this going to be decided?
> Voting? BDFL fiat?

BDFL fiat: most likely we'll be integrating PyUnit, whose author
thinks this is a great idea.  We'll be extending it to reduce the
amount of boilerplate you have to type for new tests, and to
optionally support the style of testing that Quixote's unit test
package favors.  This style (where the tests are given as string
literals) seems to be really impopular with most people I've spoken
to, but we're going to support it anyhow because there may also be
cases where it's appropriate.

I'm not sure however how much we'll get done for 2.1; maybe we'll just
integrate the current PyUnit CVS tree.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)