testing units in a specific order?

Carl Friedrich Bolz cfbolz at gmx.de
Mon Jan 9 14:48:13 CET 2006

Disclaimer: I am a contributor to the py-lib, of which py.test is part 
of (but have not worked on py.test until now).

Michele Simionato wrote:
> You could use py.test

Indeed. It has exactly this feature (together with many nifty others): 
all tests are run in the order they appear in the test-file. The website 
of the py-lib is at


the documentation page for py.test is


If you like it so much (and I am being optimistic here :-) that you want 
to switch tests that use the stdlib unittest module over to py.test you 
can use a script called utestconvert.py which converts the unittest 
syntax over to py.test syntax. It can be found in the tool directory of 
the py-lib.


Carl Friedrich Bolz

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