[Python-Dev] unittest Suggestions
exarkun at divmod.com
Tue Aug 12 17:12:43 CEST 2008
On Tue, 12 Aug 2008 11:05:57 -0400, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
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>On Aug 12, 2008, at 10:30 AM, Sebastian Rittau wrote:
>>[I just saw the other post about unit testing, while I was writing this.
>>A strange conincidence.]
>Indeed. I've played around (again) recently with both nose and py.test, so
>I'd like to make a meta comment.
>I would really like to see some of the people who are interested in Python
>unit testing to get together and work on an updated testing framework that
>incorporates the best ideas from all the existing frameworks. I'd like to
>see good integration with setuptools, both for running the tests and for
>packaging. I'd like to see good doctest support, with the ability to hook
>in setups and teardowns. I'd like to see some of useful things like layers
>taken from zope.testing.
>This doesn't belong on python-dev, and probably not on python-ideas either,
>but I'd be willing to start a testing SIG on python.org if others are
>interested in getting together for this purpose. The goal should be to
>produce something like a unittest-ng, distribute it via the Cheeseshop, and
>gather consensus around it for possible inclusion in Python 2.7/3.1.
A SIG might be a good idea. There's also already the "testing in python"
A lot of this discussion would be appropriate there.
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