Integration of zope.testrunner-style test layers into py.test framework
The gocept.pytestlayer distribution
Integration of zope.testrunner-style test layers into the py.test framework
This package is compatible with Python versions 2.6 and 2.7. (To run its tests successfully you should use at least Python 2.7.4 because of a bug in earlier Python 2.7 versions.)
Make sure your test files follow the conventions of py.test’s test discovery
In particular, a file named tests.py will not be recognised.
Add a buildout section to create the
[buildout] parts += pytest [pytest] recipe = zc.recipe.egg eggs = gocept.pytestlayer pytest <YOUR PACKAGE HERE>
gocept.pytestlayer registers itself as a py.test plugin. This way, nothing more is needed to run an existing Zope or Plone test suite.
Version 2.1 reintroduced
fixture.create() to be able to define the name of the generated to py.test fixtures. So it is possible to use them in function style tests.
Example (Code has to be in
from .testing import FUNCTIONAL_LAYER import gocept.pytestlayer.fixture globals().update(gocept.pytestlayer.fixture.create( FUNCTIONAL_LAYER, session_fixture_name='functional_session', class_fixture_name='functional_class', function_fixture_name='functional'))
This creates three fixtures with the given names and the scopes in the argument name. The session and class fixtures run
tearDown() of the layer if it has not been run before while the function fixture runs
testTearDown() of the layer. The function fixture depends on the session one. The fixtures return the instance of the layer. So you can use the
functional fixture like this:
def test_mymodule__my_function__1(functional): assert functional['app'] is not None
Not supported use cases
- Inheriting from a base class while changing the layer. See issue #5
- Mixing classes inheriting unittest.TestCase and a test_suite() function (e. g. to create a DocTestSuite or a DocFileSuite) in a single module (aka file).
- This is a limitation of the
py.testtest discovery which ignores the doctests in this case.
- Solution: Put the classes and test_suite() into different modules.
- This is a limitation of the
- A doctest.DocFileSuite which does not have a layer is silently skipped. Use the built-in doctest abilities of py.test to run those tests.
|Author:||gocept <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Godefroid Chapelle <email@example.com>|
|Current change log:|
Change log for gocept.pytestlayer
- Make installation process compatible with
setuptools >= 30.0.
- Fix tests to pass if
pytest >= 3.0is used for testing.
- Support Python 3.4, 3.5 and PyPy.
- Use tox as testrunner.
- Claim compatibility with py.test 2.9.x.
- Drop Python 2.6 support.
- Update handling of keywords and doctest testnames for py.test-2.5. [wosc]
- Re-introduce gocept.pytestlayer.fixture.create() method, to allow giving created fixtures a non-random name, so other fixtures can depend on them. [tlotze, wosc]
- Generate session-scoped fixtures from layers in addition to class-scoped ones, if a session-scoped one is required somewhere, the class-scoped ones are simply ignored. [tlotze, wosc]
- Remove need to explicitely create fixtures. [gotcha]
- Add plone.testing.layered test suites support. [gotcha]
- Made tests a bit more robust. [icemac]
- Initial release. [tlotze, icemac, gotcha]