[TIP] Where to put unit tests? (What to name subdirectory?)

Michael Gratton michael at quuxo.com
Wed Nov 12 16:07:30 PST 2008

On Wed, 2008-11-12 at 13:05 -0800, Daryl Spitzer wrote:
> > What are the disadvantages?
> There is no clear distinction between different types of tests (unit
> vs. integration, etc.).
> Though Cosmin Stejerean tweeted
> (http://twitter.com/offbytwo/status/1002689003) that "if you use nose
> and have a tests/integration/ folder with no __init__.py you can run
> them selectively using -i integration"

I like Cosmin Stejerean's approach - by separating unit from integration
tests, you can easily do things like automatically run only your unit
tests during a commit and save integration tests for when it is more

For larger systems, I tend to have a separate project for integration
tests, then put only unit tests in each project's "test" directory. This
also maintains the distinction well.


Michael Gratton <michael at quuxo.com>     
Quuxo Software <http://web.quuxo.com/>
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