[TIP] unittest2 plugins

jason pellerin jpellerin at gmail.com
Mon Jul 26 06:58:54 PDT 2010

On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 5:39 AM, Michael Foord
<fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk> wrote:
> On 24/07/2010 09:02, meme dough wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I see the email about unittest2 plugins.  I had a play with plugin
>> mechanism.
> This is *very* much an experimental work in progress. When it is a bit more
> complete I will send an email to python-dev and this list describing the
> mechanism and solicit feedback on it.
> For those who just want to play now it is in the "plugins" branch of the
> mercurial repo at:
>    http://hg.python.org/unittest2

This is quite encouraging! I had a look at the branch this weekend,
and I can see pretty clearly how to implement most of nose's builtin
plugins. The major exceptions are the multiprocessing plugin, which
replaces the test runner, and nose's support for custom exception
handling (like skiptest, but generalized -- in nose, skips are handled
by a plugin that registers itself as the processor for SkipTest
exceptions). Do you have any thoughts about how to support those kinds
of plugins?

I'm looking forward to working with this, it looks very flexible and clean.


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