[TIP] Determine test status in tearDown method

Olemis Lang olemis at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 14:34:44 PDT 2009

On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 4:18 PM, Robert Collins
<robertc at robertcollins.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-10-20 at 09:28 -0700, Jesse Thompson wrote:
>> I'm having a difficult time figuring out how to determine a test's
>> status from the tearDown method, do any of you know how I might go
>> about doing so?
>> Example: While running a test some unhandled exception is thrown,
>> which causes the test to fail, I would like to know about it in the
>> tearDown method. Or if a test fails due to an assertion failure, I
>> would still like to know about it in tearDown so that I can attach
>> some extra logging information to the test's failure output.
> This is the sort of case I have in mind with my changes I'm calling for
> in
> http://rbtcollins.wordpress.com/2009/09/23/python-unittest-api-time-to-fix-it/
> I have a draft of an API to add logging data to the failure output, but
> haven't yet drafted the API for test writers to provide that data.

I think something like this would be awesome, especially for only
services and hosted apps (e.g. in the cloud ;o)

... but I don't see the relationship with the original question

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