[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] cpython: #14533: if a test has no test_main, use loadTestsFromModule.

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon Apr 9 19:34:25 CEST 2012

On 4/9/2012 9:13 AM, r.david.murray wrote:
> http://hg.python.org/cpython/rev/eff551437abd
> changeset:   76176:eff551437abd
> user:        R David Murray<rdmurray at bitdance.com>
> date:        Mon Apr 09 08:55:42 2012 -0400
> summary:
>    #14533: if a test has no test_main, use loadTestsFromModule.
> This moves us further in the direction of using normal unittest facilities
> instead of specialized regrtest ones.  Any test module that can be correctly
> run currently using 'python unittest -m test.test_xxx' can now be converted to
> use normal unittest test loading by simply deleting its test_main, thus no
> longer requiring manual maintenance of the list of tests to run.
> +   if __name__ == '__main__':
> +       unittest.main()
> -   if __name__ == '__main__':
> -       test_main()

Being on Windows, I sometimes run single tests interactively with

from test import test_xxx as t; t.test_main()

Should t.unittest.main(t.__name__) work as well?
Should this always work even if there is still a test_main?


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