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Author spiv
Recipients Arfrever, Julian, abingham, bfroehle, borja.ruiz, chris.jerdonek, eric.araujo, eric.snow, exarkun, ezio.melotti, flox, fperez, hpk, michael.foord, nchauvat, ncoghlan, pitrou, r.david.murray, santoso.wijaya, serhiy.storchaka, spiv
Date 2013-02-12.01:08:04
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googletest (an xUnit style C++ test framework) has an interesting feature: in addition to assertions like ASSERT_EQ(x, y) that stop the test, it has EXPECT_EQ(x, y) etc that will cause the test to fail without causing it to stop.  I think this decoupling of “test failed” and “test execution stopped” is very useful.  (Note this also implies a single test can have multiple failures, or if you prefer that a single test can have multiple messages attached to explain why its state is 'FAILED'.)

I wouldn't like to see a duplication of all assert* methods as expect* methods, but there are alternatives.  A single self.expectThat method that takes a value and a matcher, for instance.

Or you could have a context manager:

with self.continueOnFailure():
    self.assertEqual(x, y)

In fact, I suppose that's more-or-less what the subtests patch offers?  Except the subtests feature seems to want to get involved in knowing about parameters and the like too, which feels weird to me.

Basically, I really don't like the “subtests” name, but if instead it's named something that directly says its only effect is that failures don't abort the test, then I'd be happy.
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