[TIP] ANN: mock 0.7.2 released

Michael Foord michael at voidspace.org.uk
Mon May 30 13:32:06 PDT 2011

Hey all,

It has been more than a week since the release of a new Python mocking 
library, so I thought I'd do a new release of mock.

There's a new minor release of mock, version 0.7.2, with two bugfixes in it.

* http://pypi.python.org/pypi/mock/ (download)
* http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/mock/ (documentation)
* https://code.google.com/p/mock/ (repo and issue tracker)

mock is a Python library for simple mocking and patching (replacing
objects with mocks during test runs). mock is designed for use with 
based on the "action -> assertion" pattern rather than "record -> replay".

The full changelog for this release is:


* BUGFIX: instances of list subclasses can now be used as mock specs
* BUGFIX: MagicMock equality / inequality protocol methods changed to 
use the
   default equality / inequality. This is done through a `side_effect` on
   the mocks used for `__eq__` / `__ne__`

The most important change is the second one, which fixes an oddity with 
the way equality comparisons with MagicMock work(ed). For more details 
on this change, and the motivation behind it, see this blog entry:


The blog entry also gives a hint about new features in the 
coming-soon-I-sort-of-promise 0.8 alpha 1 release of mock. (The 
changelog shown is for the features *already* in the hg repo, so feel 
free to "check it out".)

All the best,

Michael Foord


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