ANN: pry unit testing framework

Kay Schluehr kay.schluehr at
Sat Apr 5 08:31:38 CEST 2008

On 2 Apr., 06:38, Aldo Cortesi <a... at> wrote:
> Hi Ben,
> > > We are happy to announce the first release of Pry, a unit testing
> > > framework.
> > Thanks for the announcement, and for the software.
> > If Pry is already incompatible with xUnit (i.e. Python's 'unittest'),
> > could we please have names that adhere to the Python style guide
> > <>?
> > In particular the method names 'setUp', 'setUpAll', 'tearDown',
> > 'tearDownAll' don't comply with the style guide. Compliant names for
> > those methods would be 'set_up', 'set_up_all', etc.
> Keeping fixture setUp and tearDown names the same makes the transition
> from unittest to pry easier. At the moment, converting to pry is very
> simple - inherit your suites from AutoTree, rewrite tests to use
> assertions, and then instantiate your suites at the end of the module.
> Voila! You have a nice command-line interface, coverage analysis, and
> an easy path to saner, better-engineered unit tests.

But you could have added the integration of code coverage and other
helpful features with unittest as a conservative extension giving
everyone a chance to use it directly with existing tests instead of
forcing them to rewrite their tests for bike shading purposes.

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