Author pitrou
Recipients michael.foord, pitrou
Date 2013-01-22.12:15:47
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In non-trivial tests, you may want to wait for a method to be called in another thread. This is a case where unittest.mock currently doesn't help. It would be nice to be able to write:

  myobj.some_method = Mock(side_effect=myobj.some_method)
  # launch some thread

And perhaps


(with an optional timeout?)

If we don't want every Mock object to embed a threading.Event, perhaps there could be a ThreadedMock subclass?
Or perhaps even:

  WaitableMock(..., event_class=threading.Event)

so that people can pass multiprocessing.Event if they want to wait on the mock from another process?
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