[Python-Dev] Proposed unittest changes

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Thu Jul 17 07:10:38 CEST 2008

"Steven D'Aprano" <steve at pearwood.info> writes:

> On Tue, 15 Jul 2008 09:26:45 am Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> > From: "Ben Finney" <ben+python at benfinney.id.au>
> >
> > > Right, so I'm putting up a separate PEP just for the renaming.
> > > Should be arriving on this list soon.
> >
> > I would like to work with you or someone else who is interested
> > on an alternative PEP for a separate, simpler test module
> > using the py.test syntax.
> I am interested in this suggestion. I didn't know about py.test.
> I admit to dissatisfaction with unittest (too Java-ish and heavyweight 
> for my tastes). I would love a test suite midway in weight between 
> doctests and unittest, so I will check it out.

I still think 'nose' is a better candidate for this: it appears to
offer what people say they want from 'py.test', yet (unlike 'py.test')
is integrated well with 'unittest'.

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