[TIP] Recording changes and asserting an empty mock list in python unittest
Barbu Paul Gheorghe
paullik.paul at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 04:09:33 PDT 2012
I'm using unittest and mock (Michael Foord's module) to test some python code.
I have something like this (this is a proof of concept that could be rewritten
more cleanly, but my real code needs to behave like that foo function):
So the problem is that my baz mock object doesn't change accordingly after the
foo() call and the last assertion fails.
If I use my_list.remove(x) in foo() then I can see the changes in my test case,
but I just want to empty that list, I don't want to pass through every element
of the list then remove it, no, I want a fast empty operation.
How can I check if my mock object is emptied without using .remove(x), but using
the current implementation of function foo?
Barbu Paul - Gheorghe
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