[TIP] Best way to do setup/teardown on a per-test basis using doctest?

Benji York benji at benjiyork.com
Mon Jul 2 05:58:17 PDT 2007

Michael Foord wrote:
> Whilst I'm sure what you want can be done with doctest, it seems to 
> offer little advantage in the general case other than forcing your tests 
> to be inside strings

I really don't like doctests in docstrings, thankfully nearly all of the 
(hundreds of) doctests in the code bases I work with are in text files. 
  As for the advantages of doctests, I won't repeat comments that are (I 
believe) in the archives.

> and use lots of angle brackets!

I don't understand that remark.

> I realise there are those on this list that prefer doctest, but I 
> disagree. Doctest is great for embedding executable examples into 
> documentation, but not so well suited for large test suites. :-)

Why is that?
Benji York

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