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python unittest integration for jshint

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This package integrates `JSHint`_ with Python's `unittest`_ module. This
package was inspired by `gocept.jslint`_.

`JSHint`_ is a community-driven tool to detect errors and potential problems in
JavaScript code and to enforce your team's coding conventions.

It provides a special JSHintTestCase class that collects JavaScript files (in
a configurable manner) and dynamically generates a test method for each file
that calls jslint on that file.

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To use it, create a test class like this::

class MyPackageJSLintTest(unittest_jshint.JSHintTestCase):

include = (

options = ( 'curly', 'eqeqeq', )

``include`` is a list of "resource paths" of the form ``packagename:path``
(passed to pkg_resources).

``exclude`` can be a list of filenames (without path) that will not be

``options`` is a list of arguments that are passed to JSHint (see its
`documentation`_ for details). The default value is::

options = ()

All files ending in ``.js`` contained in each of these paths will be collected,
and the test class will grow a method named ``test_<filename>.js``.

You can ignore JSHint error by setting ``ignore`` on the test class (a list of
substrings that are matched against each JHLint output line)::

ignore = (
"Use a named parameter",


``unittest_jshint`` was tested with:

- Python 2.6 (unittest2 required)
- Python 2.7

Currently I only test with `Python`_ versions that are used by `Plone`_ so it
just might work for other `Python`_ versions.

``unittest_jshint`` requires ``jshint`` to be in the ``PATH`` or providing
customized environmental variable ``UNITTEST_JSHINT_COMMAND``.


- `Rok Garbas`_, garbas

.. _`JSHint`:
.. _`gocept.jslint`:
.. _`documentation`:
.. _`Python`:
.. _`Plone`:
.. _`Rok Garbas`: '

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