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Re: Test Frameworks ...


On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 4:20 PM, Michael Gundlach
<michael.gundlach@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 9:33 AM, Jay Pipes <jaypipes@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I would prefer option #1 and to get rid of run_tests.py entirely.
>> With nose, it's not useful at all.  So, I would change the
>> run_tests.sh script to run nosetests instead of run_tests.py...this is
> I vote we also get rid of run_tests.sh and the unit test base class, so we
> aren't tempted to add dependencies required for nova tests to run.  Running
> tests then becomes typing "nosetests" in nova/tests.

Hmm, not quite. :) run_tests.sh has some niceness in it to setup,
install dependencies to, and execute tests in a virtual env.

> Argument: if run_tests.sh accretes complexity, we can't just run "nosetests
> [some sub-package]" anymore; it's all or nothing, like run_tests.py today.
>  If a test base class accretes complexity, we'll end up making all our tests
> inherit from it out of copy-and-paste laziness, and then someone will add a
> feature to it that makes the base class required, and now even simple tests
> have a bunch of cruft attached that they didn't need.

Although I had to look up what "accrete" meant, I got your point
regardless :)  The above scenario has already happened in some cases
(and most of those cases have been cleaned up in our working branch)

> I like how Jay has proceeded so far in ~jaypipes/nova/cleanup-unittests --
> the nova.tests.utils module provides handy functions for tests that need it,
> but otherwise tests are just vanilla unitest.TestCases.



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