[Python-Dev] PEP: Consolidating names in the `unittest` module
tseaver at palladion.com
Wed Jul 16 21:44:23 CEST 2008
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M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> On 2008-07-16 02:20, Collin Winter wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 6:58 AM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
>>> Significant updates include removing all reference to the
>>> (already-resolved) new-style class issue, adding footnotes and
>>> references, and a Rationale summary of discussion on both sides of the
>>> divide for 'assert*' versus 'fail*' names.
>>> :PEP: XXX
>>> :Title: Consolidating names in the `unittest` module
>>> :Version: 0.2
>>> :Last-Modified: 2008-07-15
>>> :Author: Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au>
>>> :Status: Draft
>>> :Type: Standards Track
>>> :Content-Type: test/x-rst
>>> :Created: 2008-07-14
>>> :Python-Version: 2.7, 3.1
> +1 for doing this in 3.1.
> -1 for Python 2.7.
> The main reason is that there's just too much 2.x code out there
> using the API names you are suggesting to change and/or remove
> from the module.
> Since this is a major change in the unit test API, I'd also like
> to suggest that you use a new module name.
> This is both a precaution to prevent tests failing due to not having
> been upgraded and a way for old code to continue working by adding
> the old unittest module on sys.path.
> Please note that the required renaming of the methods in existing
> tests is not going to be as straight forward as you may think,
> since you may well rename method calls into the tested application
> rather than just the unit test class method calls if you're not
+1. I had just groped my way to that counter-proposal myself, for
exactly your reasons.
Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 tseaver at palladion.com
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