Skip to main content

Utility to select tests that have had its dependencies modified (as identified by git diff)

Project description

pytest-git-selector

Introduction

pytest-git-selector is a simple project to automatically select tests that have been affected by code changes. This is mainly useful for reducing the number of tests in frequently run CI/CD jobs on feature branches (e.g. running tests based on differences between the merge base and the feature branch).

Idea

The idea is fairly simple:

  1. Changes are analyzed using a git diff command. The arguments to git diff are supplied by the user
  2. If a test module contains one of the changed files in its import tree, then select that test module

The import tree is created using importlab which statically analyzes import statements to determine dependencies.

See the git-diff documentation for arguments that can be supplied to git diff.

pytest plugin

The plugin will automatically deselect tests whose descendants in the dependency tree have not changed. The changed are determined via a git diff command that is called with user supplied argument. User supplied arguments to git diff must be appear at the end of the pytest arguments separated from the rest of the pytest arguments using the -- delimiter e.g.

pytest --collect-only -- --diff-filter=M HEAD~1...

This plugin adds two additional flags to pytest:

  1. --src-path - specifies the directory containing the source code for the project. src and the current working directory are automatically added so this argument should not be required in most cases
  2. --extra-deps-file - specifies a path to a file containing dependencies between files not captured by Python import statements e.g. test input files. Edges should be in the form '(a.py,b.json)' where a.py depends on b.json. Edges separated by a space or newline. NOTE there is NO space after the comma. If edges are specified using relative paths, they interpreted as being relative to the directory containing the project root directory containing the .git folder.

Examples

The following examples assume the project contains source code in <project_root>/src/ and tests in <project_root>/test/. pytest is run in <project_root> in all the following examples.

Selecting tests affected by changes between a feature branch and its merge base

pytest -- main...

Selecting tests affected by changes in the last commit

pytest -- HEAD~1...

Selecting tests affected by changes between two commits with an extra dependency file extra_deps.txt specified and source code in custom_src_dir/

pytest --src-path custom_src_dir/ --extra-deps-file extra_deps.txt -- 1b23b4b1...12da93k8

Command line tool

The git-select-tests command line tool can be used to print out selected test modules. This is mainly useful for projects that do not use pytest as a test runner e.g. nosetest. The arguments to the git diff command are separated by the -- delimiter. See git-select-tests --help for usage.

Examples

The following examples assume the project contains source code in <project_root>/src/ and tests in <project_root>/test/.

Selecting tests affected by changes between a feature branch and its merge base

git-select-tests --src-path src/ --test-path test/ -- main...

Selecting tests affected by changes in the last commit

git-select-tests --src-path src/ --test-path test/ -- HEAD~1...

Comparison with pytest-diff-selector

This idea has been implemented before in this pytest-diff-selector project. The main differences are:

  1. pytest-git-selector leverages the importlab library as opposed to using a proprietary static analyzer
  2. pytest-git-selector implements a pytest plugin

Currently pytest-diff-selector does not appear to be working and has not been updated recently which is the reason for this project's existence.

Project details


Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Source Distribution

pytest-git-selector-0.0.1.tar.gz (10.8 kB view hashes)

Uploaded source

Built Distribution

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing and Security Sponsor Datadog Datadog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Download Analytics Microsoft Microsoft PSF Sponsor Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page