assertraises behaviour

Prasad, Ramit ramit.prasad at
Tue Jul 17 19:49:35 CEST 2012

> > import unittest
> >
> > class TestWithRaises(unittest.TestCase):
> >      def test_first(self):
> >          assert False
> >
> >      def test_second(self):
> >          print("also called")
> >          assert True
> >
> > if __name__ == '__main__':
> >      unittest.main()
> >
> > in this case also the second test is run even if the first fails..
> The reason for that is that the unit testing framework catches and
> handles the error. It calls both test functions in some unspecified
> order and logs the result. Calls to two separate test functions are
> thereby separated from each other. This is intentionally so, but I think
> you can also give the unit testing framework a flag that makes it abort
> after the first error. In no way will the exception escape from the
> unittest.main() call though, it is all caught and handled inside, also
> by intention.
> > But that's probably easy because we just need to catch exceptions for
> > every method call, so it's not exactly the same thing..
> I don't understand what you want to say here. I also don't understand
> what your problem in general is. I guess there are some expectations
> which are not satisfied, but you haven't explained those explicitly yet.

I think Andrea wants to do the same thing but with nose and not


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