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a micro test suite harness

Project description

This is my own hacky micro test harness for Python unittests. It is currently
in use in a number of projects with large test cases. You might want to checkout
"nose" or "unittest2" first. :) Some features include:

- small, you can just put this one file in your "test" dir
- no external dependencies other than the stdlib
- tagging of individual and groups of tests to allow easily running test
subsets (can be very helpful in huge doc sets)
- support for "TestSkipped" as a return from a test (TODO: has modern added this now?). This is helpful for tests of platform-dependent
or optional features.

# Usage

A typical Python project setup (at least for me) is:

foo/ # project foo
lib/ # the main code of the project
test/ # the from *this project* # a small stub driver # an actual test file with TestCase's # another test file

Minimally the "" driver is:

import sys, os
import testlib
# Put the 'lib' dir on sys.path.
sys.path.insert(0, join(dirname(dirname(abspath(__file__))), "lib"))

Then you run:

cd test

The test harness will find all TestCase classes in all "test_*.py" files and
run them. Tagging support allows you to run subsets of the full test suite:

python foo # Just run tests in ""
python bar # ... just in ""

If "" looked something like this:

import unittest
from testlib import tag
class BlahTestCase(unittest.TestCase):
def test_whozit(self):
def test_whatzit(self):
def test_thatzit(self):

The then following would be possible:

python blah # run all tests in `BlahTestCase`
python question # run all tests tagged "question"
python -- -question # run all test *except* those tagged "question"
python whozit # run just `BlahTestCase.test_whozit`

See "Naming and Tagging" below for more details.

# Example Output


# Naming and Tagging


# Gathering from Multiple Test Directories


# Real-world examples

- [openkomodo]( the code for Komodo IDE and Edit
- [python-markdown2](

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