[TIP] Doctest or unitest?
fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Wed Mar 7 06:21:46 PST 2007
Benji York wrote:
> Michael Foord wrote:
>> Jim - can you (or someone else) point me to an example source file
>> which uses doctest for unit testing.
> Here's a good, (reasonably) short example:
The document looks quite nice.
If you had lots of nasty edge case testing which didn't fit well into
documentation then I guess you could put it into a separate file.
Isn't typing '...' all the time annoying ? (or do you code first, test
later... ? ;-)
Don't you also lose the help of the IDE with indentation and
autocomplete because you are no longer writing the tests in Python files ?
We are writing an application (rather than a library), and so don't
*want* to document all of our internal classes / modules - so
documentation driven design has little to offer us for these tasks. (and
so the idea of using doctests becomes even weirder.)
For our acceptance (functional) tests it might be quite a nice way of
doing them - we'd have to make our automation API look even more like a
DSL though for it to be readable.
All the best,
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