testfixtures 3.0.0 Released!
chris at simplistix.co.uk
Tue Mar 5 10:48:20 CET 2013
I'm pleased to announce the release of testfixtures 3.0.0. The big
change for this release is that testfixtures now supports Python 2.6,
2.7, 3.2 and 3.3!
As a result, some changes have been made to TempDirectory to support
encoding and decoding. There's also a nice little addition of an
optional prefix to the message generated when comparisons fail:
>>> from testfixtures import compare
>>> compare(1, 2, prefix='wrong number of orders')
Traceback (most recent call last):
AssertionError: wrong number of orders: 1 != 2
The means that you still get the rich comparison feedback offered by
compare, but can also add more information to make any failure more
easily understandable without having to dig into the source.
Other than that, there have been a couple of minor bug fixes.
If you haven't bumped into it already, testfixtures is a collection of
helpers for writing succinct unit tests including help for:
- Comparing objects and sequences
Better feedback when the results aren't as you expected along with
support for comparison of objects that don't normally support comparison.
- Mocking out objects and methods
Easy to use ways of stubbing out objects, classes or individual methods
for both doc tests and unit tests. Special helpers are provided for
testing with dates and times.
- Testing logging
Helpers for capturing logging output in both doc tests and unit tests.
- Testing stream output
Helpers for capturing stream output, such as that from print statements,
and making assertion about it.
- Testing with files and directories
Support for creating and checking files and directories in sandboxes for
both doc tests and unit tests.
- Testing exceptions
Easy to use ways of checking that a certain exception is raised, even
down the to the parameters the exception is raised with.
The package is on PyPI and a full list of all the links to docs, issue
trackers and the like can be found here:
Any questions, please do ask on the Testing in Python list or on the
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