Author chris.jerdonek
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Date 2012-06-22.08:25:28
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It would be nice if unittest.TestProgram(), aka unittest.main(), allowed one to set self.testNames by programmatically passing in a list of test names.

Currently, unittest.main() almost allows this: the constructor sets self.testNames to a 1-tuple containing the value of the defaultTest argument.  But defaultTest can only be a string, not a list of test names.

A way around this is to pass the test names explicitly via the argv argument, but this seems less elegant as a programmatic API.  Moreover, this approach isn't equivalent because test names passed via argv first get passed to a _convert_names() function.

It seems like it would be a natural and simple change to enhance unittest.TestProgram() to accept not just a name but also a list of names for the defaultTest argument.  Thanks.
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