[TIP] TestFixtures 1.8.0 Released!

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Fri Jan 14 04:38:26 PST 2011

Hi All,

I'm very happy to announce the first fully-documented release of 
TestFixtures, my collection of testing fixtures and helpers that I've 
been collecting for the last couple of years.

Along with my own take on a lot of the common fixtures and helpers, it 
has some bits that I haven't seen anywhere else and so would like to 
point out:

- Comparison objects for comparing objects that don't natively support


- Helpful mock objects for when you want to test code that makes use of
   datetime.datetime.now, datetime.date.today or time.time:


- Helpers for capturing and checking messages logged from your code
   using the python logging framework:


- Helpers for working with temporary directories in tests. In
   particular, quickly and easily creating temporary directories and
   files within them and making assertions about things written to them
   by the code under test:


There's plenty more in there too!

Please do let me know what you find useful, if you find any bugs or if 
there are any features you'd like to see added.

The package is on PyPI and a full list of all the links to docs, issue 
trackers and the like can be found here:




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