[TIP] shell-like tests

Pierre-Yves David pierre-yves.david at logilab.fr
Mon Jun 17 02:12:58 PDT 2013

On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 06:34:42AM +1000, Martin Pool wrote:
> I have just extracted the 'shell-like tests' library from bzr's test
> library.  example:
>     def test_echo(self):
>         run_script(self, """
>             $ echo hello world
>             hello world
>             """)
> This library makes it easy to write integration tests for programs with a
> command-line interface: you just give the command and the expected output.
> The command can be run as an in-process Python call, to let you precisely
> control its environment through mocks etc. This style also makes it pretty
> easy for new contributors to add tests.
> https://github.com/sourcefrog/shellliketests

On similar topic, the Mercurial sell-like tests tools have been extracted as "cram"


I never tested the bzr one so I have no idea how they compare to each other.

Pierre-Yves David


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