[Twisted-Python] Running Twisted tests with testtools

Free Ekanayaka free at 64studio.com
Wed Feb 8 14:03:59 EST 2012

Hi Glyph,

|--==> On Wed, 8 Feb 2012 12:30:14 -0500, Glyph <glyph at twistedmatrix.com> said:

  G> On Feb 8, 2012, at 12:22 PM, Free Ekanayaka wrote:
  >>Probably a good addition to the documentation of the two projects
  >>would be to describe the differences between the two and if there is
  >>any reason one should use one or the other, beside bare taste. I can
  >>surely help with that when I have better picture myself.

  G> I still disagree.  This is the job for some other website, to compare
  G> python testing tools.  After all, why not add in nose?  py.test?  They
  G> both also have Twisted support that works differently.  Trial's
  G> website and documentation should focus on how Trial works and how to
  G> use it, not on providing a comprehensive comparison matrix.

  G> I'm not saying that such a comparison shouldn't exist, just that it
  G> shouldn't be the Twisted website's job and it's certainly not the
  G> Trial documentation's job.  So feel free to write one up!

  G> (Plus, returning Deferreds should ideally be an edge case, even in the
  G> context of testing Twisted stuff - as much as possible, tests should
  G> run synchronously and simulate the events that cause asynchrony in the
  G> real world, so that they can test different orderings and edge cases
  G> and not just depend on random load variance on the build machines to
  G> get coverage of those cases.)

Both good points, agreed.



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