[TIP] Docstrings in Test methods

Kumar McMillan kumar.mcmillan at gmail.com
Sat Nov 5 15:50:27 PDT 2011

On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 8:07 AM, Alfredo Deza <alfredodeza at gmail.com> wrote:

> But this would be for failing tests you say? This is what I would see
> in Python2.6
> and unittest 1.63
> $ python test_foo.py
> F
> ======================================================================
> FAIL: when foo uses bar as a connection it should be True when successful
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "test_foo.py", line 7, in test_foo_should_be_true
>    assert False
> AssertionError

I don't use doctests on tests but when I do, I make sure I have this Nose
plugin: https://github.com/kumar303/disable-docstring

I'm pretty sure py.test never had this problem to begin with.
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