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Organising unit tests

I have a number of unit tests organised hierarchically, all of which
inherit fixtures from a base class. To run these all at once I started
out using

from basic import map, directionalpan, layerorder, layervisibility ,
listlayers, streamlayerlist
# ... lots more ...

suite0 =
unittest.TestLo ader().loadTest sFromTestCase(d irectionalpan.T estPan)
suite1 =
unittest.TestLo ader().loadTest sFromTestCase(l ayerorder.TestL ayerorder)
# ... lots more ...

alltests = unittest.TestSu ite([suite0
, suite1
unittest.TextTe stRunner(verbos ity=2).run(allt ests)

Which is unmaintainable. the TestLoader docs warn that
loadTestsFromMo dule will not play nicely with my situation and indeed
if I try

suite0 = unittest.TestLo ader().loadTest sFromModule(bas ic)

then run the tests, it hasn't picked any up. I suppose I could collect
and run the tests with a shell script...what are my options here to
avoid hardcoding and maintaining the list of tests, and how is it
normally done?


Sep 29 '06 #1
1 1475
OK, so I'm trying to collect the tests with python and add them to the
test suite dynamically, but I have a problem with module names. Here's
what I've got:
############### ##########
import os
from os.path import join
import unittest

alltests = unittest.TestSu ite()

def mightBeATest(f) :
#TODO check whether it really is a test
return f.endswith('.py ') and f != '__init__.py'

def isModule(d):
if not os.path.isdir(d ):
return False
for f in os.listdir(d):
if f == '__init__.py':
return True
return False
def getTestsFromDir (dir, currentmod):
for f in os.listdir(dir) :
if not f.startswith('. '):
if isModule(f):
#TODO how to check whether we are several modules in?
mod = __import__(f)
getTestsFromDir (os.path.join(d ir, f), mod)
elif mightBeATest(os .path.join(dir, f)):
fname, etx = os.path.splitex t(f)
print 'adding test
with',('alltest s.addTests(unit test.TestLoader ().loadTestsFro mTestCase('+(cu rrentmod.__dict __[fname])+'))')

eval('alltests. addTests(unitte st.TestLoader() .loadTestsFromT estCase('+curre ntmod.__dict__[fname]+'))')
getTestsFromDir (os.curdir, None)
print alltests.countT estCases()
############### #############

it's importing and referring to the current module that I have a
problem with...it gives me a key error.

Sep 29 '06 #2

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