[TIP] unittest2 discovery / doctest integration?

Olemis Lang olemis at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 06:32:44 PDT 2010

On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 4:26 PM, Pete <pfein at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Apr 28, 2010, at 10:27 AM, Pete wrote:
>> Just wondering how to go about running doctests under unittest2's discovery... The approach mentioned here http://docs.python.org/dev/library/doctest.html#unittest-api gets the doctests run, but is kinda bogus (you get 2 sets of test runner output).  Glancing at unittest2's discovery stuff, it seems to look for TestCases, but not TestSuites. Just wondering if there's something obvious I'm missing, or if I should start poking through/ripping off doctest's implementation of integration (which is lightly documented).
> Appears the way to do this goes like so. In your mostly-unittests test module, define a load_tests:
> def load_tests(loader, tests, ignore):
>    tests.addTests(doctest.DocTestSuite(module_with_doctests))
>    return tests

JFTR and pseudo-OT, using `dutest` you could do


def load_tests(loader, tests, ignore):
   from dutest import defaultTestLoader
   return tests

and then you'll load both instantiated unittests TCs as well as TCs
(wrappers) to run your your doctests (with enhanced test reports as a
side effect ;o) . You could also specify more sophisticated things
like setting up doctest flags (e.g. REPORT_UDIFF) , and more ... but
this is JFTR




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