[Twisted-Python] Thoughts about testing

James Y Knight foom at fuhm.net
Wed Oct 26 21:11:06 EDT 2005

On Oct 26, 2005, at 8:38 PM, Jonathan Lange wrote:

>> 3. Tests execute in predictable order.
> Trial *ought* to execute tests in a predictable order.  If it doesn't,
> please file a bug on http://www.twistedmatrix.com/bugs/, assign it to
> 'jml' with topic 'trial'.  (Also, please include repro)

It does, it just doesn't execute them in *source* order, which is  
sometimes annoying. I've groused about this before...I generally  
write tests in order from simple->complex as well, and python happily  
throws that order out before trial even gets a chance to see it.

Easily fixable by giving your test cases a numeric prefix.

Possibly "fixable" in trial with a horrible hack of looking up source  
line numbers of classes/methods and sorting according to that, but  
that seems rather...horrible.


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