Creating module skeleton from unit tests

Edvard Majakari edvard+news at
Tue Mar 8 12:07:46 CET 2005

Fabio Zadrozny <fabioz at> writes:

> I think that the best approach I saw to this was in the Eclipse java
> ide... You can basically go on the declaration of
> self.obj = player.Player('Fred the Adventurer')
> press Ctrl+1 and it adds a suggestion to create the class Player.
> Then go to
> assert == 'Fred the Adventurer'
> press Ctrl+1 and it adds suggestion: Declare field name in class
> Player... and so on for methods...  (true, you still have to go and press
> some Ctrl+1s, but that should be fairly easy, especially if you had some
> hints on what is missing... Python has a very dynamic nature, but most of it
> can still be done...

Yes, I know. Eclipse is an excellent Java IDE - I've already seen ''quick
assist'' at work and I envy those Eclipse users for having such a nice tool :)

PyDev for eclipse seems /very/ promising, though. 

> I think that most Python IDEs are still not in the same level, but some day
> they might get there...  Being the maintaner of PyDev (,
> I think it will get there someday, true, lots of work to make it happen,
> right now only few things in Ctrl+1 are available like that (still, some
> already are)... and that's the way things work... nothing's always perfect
> (but at least they evolve).

Thanks for the comments - and for your pydev plugin, too.

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