How to have unittest tests to be executed in the order they appear?

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at
Fri Apr 18 08:46:15 CEST 2008

Roy Smith <roy at> writes:

> Ben Finney <bignose+hates-spam at> wrote:
> > Surely, since "suddenly" implies you changed one small area of the
> > code, that area of the code is the best place to look for what caused
> > the failure.
> Sometimes it's the environment that's changed. Yes, I know, a good
> unit test doesn't depend on the environment, but in real life,
> that's sometimes difficult to achieve.

Fair enough, I hadn't considered that case of "suddenly".

In that case, I would recommend a change to the test *reporter*, so
that the tests are still run in an arbitrary sequence, but the
failures are reported in some desired sequence.

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Ben Finney

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