[TIP] testfixtures 2.3.5 Released!

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Mon Aug 13 01:26:24 PDT 2012

Hi All,

I'm pleased to announce the release of testfixtures 2.3.5. testfixtures 
is a collection of helpers for writing succinct unit tests including 
help for:

- Comparing objects and sequences

Better feedback when the results aren't as you expected along with 
support for comparison of objects that don't normally support comparison.

- Mocking out objects and methods

Easy to use ways of stubbing out objects, classes or individual methods 
for both doc tests and unit tests. Special helpers are provided for 
testing with dates and times.

- Testing logging

Helpers for capturing logging output in both doc tests and unit tests.

- Testing stream output

Helpers for capturing stream output, such as that from print statements, 
and making assertion about it.

- Testing with files and directories

Support for creating and checking files and directories in sandboxes for 
both doc tests and unit tests.

- Testing exceptions

Easy to use ways of checking that a certain exception is raised, even 
down the to the parameters the exception is raised with.

This release fixes a small bug that meant failures in dictionary 
comparison didn't always produce the same output. (It was correct, just 
partly unsorted)

The package is on PyPI and a full list of all the links to docs, issue 
trackers and the like can be found here:


Any questions, please do ask on the Testing in Python list or on the 
Simplistix open source mailing list...



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