[TIP] Functions for tests instead of classes

Mark Sienkiewicz sienkiew at stsci.edu
Wed Mar 17 12:35:00 PDT 2010

>> Using the "special object" that you mentioned some time ago, that 
>> could be
>> from unittest2 import assertions
>> # assertions is a TestCase object that contains no tests, but it is 
>> not in this namespace
>> # so no test runners will detect it when we run the tests in this file
>> def test() :
>>    ...
>>    assertions.assertEqual(a,b)
> I fail to see any advantage (beyond extra typing) over 
> self.assertEqual(a, b).

If your test is a function, there is no "self".

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