[TIP] Unit testing your subclasses

Paul Hildebrandt Paul.Hildebrandt at disneyanimation.com
Thu Aug 28 23:08:29 PDT 2008

Michal and I were musing on how to handle unit testing subclasses in 
pythoscope (http://pythoscope.org).  We were thinking about them in two 
1. They are internal to the class and some people may not want them tested.
2. They should be treated like a method in that they will be tested in 
the main classes unit test.

The difference between the views is that one way we would always 
generate unit tests.  The other way we would make some type of 
configuration parameter that would tell pythoscope to generate tests for 
them or not.  If we go the configuration way we need to determine if we 
should default it off or on.


BTW, some of the same thoughts will probably apply to how we handle 
private methods.


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