[TIP] ANN: pinocchio 0.1, extensions for nose unit test framework

Titus Brown titus at caltech.edu
Sun Mar 11 13:06:22 PDT 2007

On Sun, Mar 11, 2007 at 01:00:48PM -0700, Titus Brown wrote:
-> ANNOUNCING pinocchio v0.1.

[ ... ]

->   * spec -- generates "specification" output from test class/method names.

I'd just like to pimp Michal Kwiatkowski's spec plugin, which is really
cool. (In case he's too modest to do it himself... ;)

To quote,


spec lets you generate a "specification" similar to testdox_ . The
spec plugin can generate simple documentation directly from class and
method names of test cases. For example, a test case like::

  class TestFoobar:
      def test_is_a_singleton(self):
      def test_can_be_automatically_documented(self):

during the test run will generate the following specification: ::

  - is a singleton
  - can be automatically documented

Test functions put directly into a module will have a context based
on the name of the containing module. For example, if you define
functions test_are_marked_as_deprecated() and
test_doesnt_work_with_sets() in a module test_containers.py,
you'll get the following specs::

  - are marked as deprecated
  - doesn't work with sets

Use cases

If you follow a good naming convention for your tests you'll get free
up-to-date specification of your application - it will be as accurate
as your tests are.

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