[TIP] nose/py.test plugins (was Re: Coverage.py 3.2b1: Branch coverage])
Victoria G. Laidler
laidler at stsci.edu
Wed Nov 11 14:31:25 PST 2009
holger krekel wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 14:02 -0500, Victoria G. Laidler wrote:
>> holger krekel wrote:
>>> Hi Vicky, Ned, Jason,
>>> On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 12:51 -0500, Victoria G. Laidler wrote:
>>>> Hi Holger and Jason,
>>>> Is there a write-up anywhere yet that has instructions for plugin
>>>> authors who want to make their plugins compatible with both test
>>>> Or maybe two simple-minded writeups, one to convert an existing nose
>>>> plugin to support py.test, and the other for vice-versa?
>>> no write-ups i know off.
>>> My impression is that people like to work from real-life examples.
>> Uh, just for the record, I loathe working from examples instead of from
>> actual documentation. *My* impression is that people don't like to write
>> actual documentation! ;) and thus point people at code instead.
> Heh, I often like to write docs actually. Just the other day
> somebody told me "I prefer to read code rather than docs" when
> i pointed him to detailed docs i spent considerable time with :)
>>> Let's open a coverage-fork on bitbucket and give all
>>> interested people write-access there ... (Ned, if you do it,
>>> my username is 'hpk42' there).
>> I was less interested in the immediate coverage plugin and more
>> interested in helping everybody write future plugins that could work
>> with both systems. I have a Pandokia plugin for nose that I'd be glad to
>> make work with py.test, if I had some decent instructions. But I'm not
>> interested in reverse-engineering some other random plugin in order to
>> figure out what to do to mine.
> ok. I just reread your mail from April to TIP:
> Pandokia is designed as a lightweight test
> management and reporting system.
> It consists of loosely coupled set of components that:
> - discover test files
> - configure the test environment
> - invoke test runners to run tests contained in test files
> - import test results to a database
> - identify missing test results
> - display browsable (CGI) test reports from the database
Nose is one of the test runners we use. The plugin allows it to produce
Pandokia-compliant reports that can be imported into the database.
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