[TIP] Building a unittest.TestCase from a doctest

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Tue Dec 18 05:43:38 PST 2007

On Dec 18, 2007, at 1:39 AM, Titus Brown wrote:

> Hi folks,
> both Noah and I have been trying to figure out how to load a doctest
> into a unittest.TestCase.
> In my situation, I would like to load doctests from
> /over/there/module.py into a file 'test.py' that is loaded with other
> unittest.TestCases, and have the doctest run together with the other
> test cases.
> There's already an API to load doctests into a unittest.TestSuite,  
> but I
> don't know how to get nose (for example) to run a test suite as a  
> series
> of test casese without using a plugin.
> The kind of code I'm looking for would look like this:
> ---
> test_run_doctests = doctest.LoadDoctestsFrom(module)
> ---
> where test_run_doctests inherits from a unittest.TestCase.
> Any thoughts?

A module may contain multiple tests.  I don't understand why you would  
want a single test case?  This would be like taking any test suite and  
saying you want to treat it as a single test case. I must be  
misunderstanding you.


Jim Fulton
Zope Corporation

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