[Python-ideas] Fwd: Adding a test discovery into Python

Guilherme Polo ggpolo at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 00:05:46 CET 2009

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From: Guilherme Polo <ggpolo at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 8:04 PM
Subject: Re: [Python-ideas] Adding a test discovery into Python
To: Raymond Hettinger <python at rcn.com>, python-dev at python.org

On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 7:37 PM, Raymond Hettinger <python at rcn.com> wrote:
> [Christian Heimes]
>>>> I'm +1 for a simple (!) test discovery system. I'm emphasizing on simple
>>>> because there are enough frameworks for elaborate unit testing.
> Test discovery is not the interesting part of the problem.

Interesting or not, it is a problem that is asking for a solution,
this kind of code is being duplicated in several places for no good

> Axiom:  The more work involved in writing tests, the fewer
> tests that will get written.

At some point you will have to run them too, I don't think you want to
reimplement the discovery part yet another time.

-- Guilherme H. Polo Goncalves

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