[TIP] Test reporting in unittest (and plugins)
michael at voidspace.org.uk
Mon Aug 2 16:23:17 PDT 2010
On 03/08/2010 00:14, Robert Collins wrote:
> I'd *really* love it if you grabbed testtools, read up on the
> TestCase.addDetail API and looked at the modified contract for
> addSuccess/addError/addFailure/addSkip etc which is backwards
> compatible, provides a rich medium for additional data - and we're
> having *great* success with additional things building on this
> foundation to include additional data automatically.
> As for test naming - I used TestCase.id() *everywhere* in the UI now,
> the description interface is terrible as a machine managable
> interface, and most of the automated workflows being built on test
> frameworks want machine processing of data - see for instance
> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/testrepository or
> I haven't read your plugin proposal yet, sorry - new role @ work has
> me a tad swamped.
I appreciate you're busy Rob, it's a common disease (I have a bad dose
of it myself at the moment). It would be great if you could participate
and provide some real use cases for, for example, custom outcomes. I
have some real use cases from Jason Pellerin and also the real needs I
described around test reporting.
I can *look* at the projects you describe, and *hopefully* the
documentation will tell me what I need to know. I won't have time to go
spelunking too deeply into the source code to work out what they are
doing though. :-( Hopefully that won't be necessary.
We'll also have to have a(nother) discussion around paramerized tests
All the best,
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