[Python-ideas] Fwd: doctest (and.... python3000)
ethan at stoneleaf.us
Tue Feb 28 01:00:02 CET 2012
Mark Janssen wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 3:56 PM, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us
> <mailto:ethan at stoneleaf.us>> wrote:
> As probably the easiest example, what is gained by having regression
> tests as a document? With unittest you write a test with the
> expected output and your done. I would imagine a doctest being
> something like
> """This bug introduced in version 2.7.1, fixed in 2.7.2
> >>> this = quibble('that')
> >>> this.attr
> 'correct value'
> Huh? Perhaps I'm being dumb, but this is generally done outside of
> unittest and within the code itself, something like:
> if sys.version > 2.4:
> this= quibbleV4
> this = quibbleV3
The choice of python similar version numbers was probably a mistake.
The point is quibbleV3 has a bug in it, and I want to make sure that bug
doesn't come back in later versions -- so I add a test in my unit tests
to make sure that it doesn't.
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