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Structured logging assertions. pytest + structlog = pytest-structlog.

pytest structlog


$ pip install pytest-structlog


The fixture name is log. It has two attributes of interest: is a list of events from captured log calls, and log.has is a helper function for asserting a single event was logged within the expected context.

Suppose you have some library module, your_lib, which is using structlog:

from structlog import get_logger

logger = get_logger()

def spline_reticulator():"reticulating splines")
    for i in range(3):
        logger.debug("processing", spline=i)"reticulated splines", n_splines=3)

Then your test suite might use assertions such as shown below:

from your_lib import spline_reticulator

def test_spline_reticulator(log):
    assert len( == 0
    assert len( == 5

    # can assert on the event only
    assert log.has("reticulating splines")

    # can assert with subcontext
    assert log.has("reticulated splines")
    assert log.has("reticulated splines", n_splines=3)
    assert log.has("reticulated splines", n_splines=3, level="info")

    # but not incorrect context
    assert not log.has("reticulated splines", n_splines=42)
    assert not log.has("reticulated splines", key="bogus")

    # can assert with the event dicts directly
    assert == [
        {"event": "reticulating splines", "level": "info"},
        {"event": "processing", "level": "debug", "spline": 0},
        {"event": "processing", "level": "debug", "spline": 1},
        {"event": "processing", "level": "debug", "spline": 2},
        {"event": "reticulated splines", "level": "info", "n_splines": 3},

    # can use membership to check for a single event's data
    assert {"event": "reticulating splines", "level": "info"} in

    # can use >= to specify only the events you're interested in
    assert >= [
        {"event": "processing", "level": "debug", "spline": 0},
        {"event": "processing", "level": "debug", "spline": 2},

    # or put the comparison the other way around if you prefer
    assert [
        {"event": "processing", "level": "debug", "spline": 0},
        {"event": "processing", "level": "debug", "spline": 2},
    ] <=

    # note: comparisons are order sensitive!
    assert not [
        {"event": "processing", "level": "debug", "spline": 2},
        {"event": "processing", "level": "debug", "spline": 0},
    ] <=

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