[TIP] unittest issues and development

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Wed Feb 10 03:32:04 PST 2010

On 10/02/2010 11:24, Jonathan Lange wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 7:17 PM, Michael Foord<fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk>  wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> For those of you interested in the development of unittest, I've just sent a
>> couple of emails about future development. The first lists a bunch of small
>> issues that need dealing with and the second about setUp / tearDown of class
>> and module (a subject I know several of you feel strongly about and there is
>> no *particular* need to revisit that debate...).
>> unittest: shortDescription, _TextTestResult and other issues
>> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2010-February/097520.html
> I like pretty much all of the plans here. In general I ignore
> shortDescription() in favour of id(). Perhaps we should just deprecate
> it?

It seems like people are using it by overriding it. I'm happy to leave 
it - given that even trivial changes to it break twisted there isn't 
much we can do with it. (Apparently changing comments in some standard 
library modules can break twisted.) :-)
> [snip...]
>> All the best,
> You too. FWIW, I'll be at PyCon after all, and would like to be
> involve in any testing BoF that goes on.
See you there!

All the best,

Michael Foord

> jml


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