[Python-Dev] noob contributions to unit tests

Sean Felipe Wolfe ether.joe at gmail.com
Thu May 2 04:51:36 CEST 2013

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 11:36 AM, Walter Dörwald <walter at livinglogic.de> wrote:
> Am 27.03.2013 um 03:24 schrieb R. David Murray <rdmurray at bitdance.com>:
>> On Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:59:06 -0700, Maciej Fijalkowski <fijall at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 4:49 PM, Sean Felipe Wolfe <ether.joe at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hey everybody how are you all :)
>>>> I am an intermediate-level python coder looking to get help out. I've
>>>> been reading over the dev guide about helping increase test coverage
>>>> -->
>>>> http://docs.python.org/devguide/coverage.html
>>>> And also the third-party code coverage referenced in the devguide page:
>>>> http://coverage.livinglogic.de/
>>>> I'm seeing that according to the coverage tool, two of my favorite
>>>> libraries, urllib/urllib2, have no unit tests? Is that correct or am I
>>>> reading it wrong?
>>>> If that's correct it seems like a great place perhaps for me to cut my
>>>> teeth and I would be excited to learn and help out here.
>>>> And of course any thoughts or advice for an aspiring Python
>>>> contributor would be appreciated. Of course the dev guide gives me
>>>> plenty of good info.
>>>> Thanks!
>>> That looks like an error in the coverage report, there are certainly
>>> urllib and urllib2 tests in test/test_urllib*
>> The devguide contains instructions for running coverage yourself,
>> and if I recall correctly the 'fullcoverage' recipe does a better
>> job than what runs at coverage.livinglogic.de.
> The job that produces that output has been broken for some time now, and I haven't found the time to look into it. If someone wants to try, here's the code:
>    https://pypi.python.org/pypi/pycoco/0.7.2
>> […]
> Servus,
>    Walter

Hello Walter and everybody, after a bit of family time and other
stuffs, I'm getting back to this today and looking at what's involved
in fixing the livinglogic code coverage tool.

I was able to get the depencies and a few minor issues, and now the
script is running on a first attempt. I'll report back with progress
or problems.

Thanks y'all :)

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