[TIP] Test discovery for unittest

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Mon Apr 6 20:38:39 PDT 2009

On Tue, 2009-04-07 at 04:01 +0100, Michael Foord wrote:

> But a technique based on this patch won't support the 'abort recursing 
> into packages if load_test' is found behavior - at least not as is.
> I'm fine with having load_test called from inside the loader, as 
> presumably this matches your general use case even without test 
> discovery, but discovery has to know whether load_test was found (or 
> maybe it can tell just from a hasattr on the module?).

It could tell from a hasattr, or you could even do the discovery patch
as a change to TestLoader  - e.g. loadTestsFromPaths(self, paths,
include_pattern, exclude_pattern, ..). 

Oh, I remembered another of the reasons why I included 'module' in my
signature for load_tests in bzr; if you look at loadTestsFromModule in
TestLoader, when it calls load_tests, it has a module object there which
it has used for introspection; it just seemed natural to hand it down to
the hook. [I'm still fine with not having it in the signature Python

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