[TIP] argv with unitest

Mag Gam magawake at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 20:05:34 PDT 2009

good stuff. thanks

On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 9:55 AM, Ben Finney<ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Mag Gam <magawake at gmail.com> writes:
>> How do I simulate argv with unittest? Is it better to place it in
>> setUp() or somewhere else?
> This is a classic instance where the practice of unit testing encourages
> you to design your code to be more easily tested, and hence think about
> how your code will be more easily used from outside, and hence
> indirectly encourages good design: narrow, well-defined interfaces.
> You should structure your program so that the “mainline code” function
> receives the commandline arguments as its (preferably only) explicit
> function call parameter, so that it can more easily become a component
> in some larger system — such as your unit test suite.
> Guido van Rossum made a weblog entry on one good recipe for this
> <URL:http://www.artima.com/weblogs/viewpost.jsp?thread=4829>, and I do
> something similar with all my Python programs.
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