[TIP] mock, nosetests, and third-party base classes

Gary Bernhardt gary.bernhardt at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 18:20:28 PDT 2011

On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 3:14 PM, Felix Yen <fyen at narrativescience.com> wrote:
> hi, i'm new here and hope my question wasn't answered earlier. (i did look
> at a bunch of archive threads ...) i derived a class from a third-party
> class; it looks a bit like this:

I feel compelled to show this because of how awful it is. It's the
first thing that came to mind:

# at the top level of your test module
mock.patch("pymongo.Connection", object)(lambda: __import__("mymodule"))()
# then import everything as normal


(It does work. Please don't ever do this.)


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