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Author user93448
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Date 2019-08-16.14:15:27
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The unittest documentation makes reference to a potential parallelization feature:

"Note that shared fixtures do not play well with [potential] features like test parallelization and they break test isolation. They should be used with care." (

However, it seems that executing tests in parallel is not yet a feature of unittest. This enhancement request is to add parallel execution of tests to unittest.

A command line option may be a good interface. Ideally, it would be compatible with test discovery. Outside of the Python ecosystem, a common practice is to define test cases in a Makefile and then execute GNU Make with the '-j' flag ( Adding such an option to unittest would be a convenience and may save the effort of bringing in additional libraries or tools for parallel unit test execution.
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