[TIP] Functional Test Runner for Command Line Tools?

Noah Gift noah.gift at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 00:39:25 PDT 2009

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 7:29 PM, holger krekel <holger at merlinux.eu> wrote:
> Hi Noah,
> On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 16:15 +1200, Noah Gift wrote:
>> In looking at http://pycheesecake.org/wiki/PythonTestingToolsTaxonomy
>> I don't see something that automates writing functional tests for
>> command line tools.  Hopefully, I am wrong, but I am looking for
>> something that will fully exercise a command line tool easily.  How is
>> everyone else testing their command line tools?
> I am doing that a lot with py.test to test itself.
> Here is the current pattern for its acceptance tests -
> i.e. tests that relate to how the user sees things.
>    http://bitbucket.org/hpk42/py-trunk/src/tip/py/test/testing/acceptance_test.py
> the test runner cares for passing in a "testdir" object
> which provides helper methods for creating files, running
> commands.  Currently that "testdir" is a bit py.test specific
> but i am happy to factor out commonly useful methods
> and advertise/document things a bit if you push me
> a bit by filing a ticket on the brand-new issue tracker
> on bitbucket i want to play with :)

Sounds like a deal.  I will take you up on it.  Thanks!
> cheers,
> holger
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