[Twisted-Python] Running Twisted tests with testtools

Free Ekanayaka free at 64studio.com
Fri Feb 10 03:43:03 EST 2012

Hi Jonathan,

|--==> On Wed, 8 Feb 2012 22:12:34 +0000, Jonathan Lange <jml at mumak.net> said:

  >>Would you elaborate on that and explain why you come to prefer it over
  >>trial for your new projects?

  JL> That's mostly documented here:

  JL>   http://testtools.readthedocs.org/en/latest/overview.html

  JL> and in the other docs. In a nutshell: details, fixtures, matchers, and
  JL> a bunch of unittest extensions that make it much more flexible, making
  JL> it easy to write things like parallel test runners

Yeah, I like these features a lot too, but leaving out AsynchronousDeferredRunTest
maybe one could use all these features on top of trial's TestCase,
by using testtool's TestCase as a kind  of mixin. Not sure it'd work in
practice though.

  JL> I don't really have a summary of why ADRT is better than Trial's
  JL> deferred test support. It's largely because you get better debugging
  JL> information for failed tests (that's what "details" are all about) and
  JL> because reactor cleanup issues are more localized to individual tests
  JL> due to not having to support addCleanup and making no promises about
  JL> what happens outside of test execution.

Fair enough and good to know, thanks.



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