[Python-Dev] setUpClass and setUpModule in unittest
ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Fri Feb 12 21:51:36 CET 2010
Michael Foord <fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk> writes:
> The advantage of setUpClass and setUpModule is that they allow you to
> have shared fixtures shared between tests, essential for certain kinds
> of testing. […]
Yes, this would be very useful for non-unit tests.
> My *hope* is that we provide a general solution, possibly based on all
> or part of Test Resources, with an easy mechanism for the setUpClass
> and setUpModule but also solves the more general case of sharing
> fixtures between tests.
+1 for having these in a more general “testing API”, with the ‘unittest’
API a special case that does *not* share fixtures between tests.
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