[TIP] Doctest loading in unittest(2)
michael at voidspace.org.uk
Fri Jul 30 07:35:49 PDT 2010
(Especially Barry who has expressed a particular interest in this topic.)
The unittest2 plugins branch includes an example plugin for loading and
running doctests from a project.
For getting started with trying out the plugins branch see this blog entry:
The doctest loading plugin is very primitive. During test discovery it
loads *all* text files with doctest.DocFileTest(path,
module_relative=False). You can also pass a path to a text file to the
unit2 test runner. The plugin is enabled with a command line switch
(on/off) or by setting "always-on = True" in the "[doctest]" section of
the config file.
The doctestloader plugin source code (all 25 lines of it) can be seen at:
This is one of the plugins I think we could distribute as part of
unittest and I would like it to be actually useful. I would really
appreciate advice (or preferably patches ;-) on what features this
plugin needs to be useful to those of you who integrate doctests with
unittests - or even just want test discovery for doctests.
All the best,
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