[TIP] Problem with mock

Julian Berman julian at grayvines.com
Thu Dec 20 18:38:18 PST 2012

On Thursday, December 20, 2012, Ken Hagler wrote:
> > So, if you want to have a config attr, you have to set it, presumably to
> a
> > mock object
> Okay, how? If mocking super is useless, than how to I get that to happen?

Well, like I said it's not useless if you don't want the super upcall to
run. But it's not sufficient.

Set a mock like any other attribute. Here it's a bit uglier since you need
to mock a thing that should be set in __init__ while you're testing
__init__'s behavior, but I guess you'd do

with mock.patch.object(DevBuild, "config") as config:
    self.d = DevBuild(whatever)

 in addition to the super mock.



>                               Ken Hagler
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