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A simple library for a better dictionary comparison when testing code

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Improved output for dictionaries comparison

What is it?

It is a very simple library aimed to developers which provides better output when comparing python dictionaries during tests.

How does it work?

The library uses the open source library deepdiff to check for dictionaries differences and parses its output for a more friendly set of error messages when an AssertionError is raised.

The library exposes a function, assert_dicts_equal, which should be used in tests when comparing a result dict object to an expected dict object.


Simply run:

$ pip install dictcomparator


For using the library in tests it is as simple as the following:

from dictcomparator import assert_dicts_equal

# dict_1 and dict_2 are the two dictionaries being compared
assert_dicts_equal(dict_1, dict_2)

If the dictionaries have any differences they will be detailed in the error messages of the AssertionError exception raised.


The library includes its own set of simple tests. You may run them using your favorite tests runner. For development nose was used as the test runner.

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