[TIP] Testify

Olemis Lang olemis at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 11:08:33 PDT 2010

On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 12:30 PM, Robert Collins
<robert.collins at canonical.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 6:15 AM, Rhett Garber <rhettg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> From the python docs:
>> "The Python unit testing framework, sometimes referred to as “PyUnit,”
>> is a Python language version of JUnit, by Kent Beck and Erich Gamma.
>> JUnit is, in turn, a Java version of Kent’s Smalltalk testing
>> framework. Each is the de facto standard unit testing framework for
>> its respective language."
>> That's nice, but I really have no interest in preserving this legacy. We have
> JUnit is almost unrecognisable these days compared to PyUnit - its
> evolved and addressed many structural issues with the original design.
> I talk about most of these in my blog posts about maintainable unit
> tests on http://rbtcollins.wordpress.com/
> We do need to evolve, and IMO much of the core is actually sound, but
> there are a lot of things - like additional assert methods - which
> really fit a different structure better.

+1 , OTOH (like in JUnit world) it is nice to consider
backwards-compatibility if one of the goals is to ease the transition.
Otherwise , there's no need to .



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