[TIP] Nose/Unittest

Herman Sheremetyev herman at swebpage.com
Fri Jul 22 08:36:05 PDT 2011

Both unittest and nose are test runners. Unittest is part of Python's
standard library and is pretty bare-bones. Nose is a third party
library that extends unittest to make running tests easier and move
convenient -- no need to have all your tests in a unittest.TestClass
for example, and there are lots of useful plugins for coverage and
profiling, etc. Anything supported by unittest should automatically be
supported by nose since nose has a superset of features, but I don't
know if I'd call them complimentary exactly..



On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 9:28 PM, Rustom Mody <rustompmody at gmail.com> wrote:
> So far I thought nose and unittest were alternative test frameworks.
> Recent posts lead me to think that they are complementary.
> Can someone lend me a head-up?
> [Sorry if too noob a question]
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