I updated the Python issue to ask whether or not there's consensus to make 
the change there. Even if that issue proceeds, I guess it would be a nice 
convenience for current versions of Python that won't receive the change.

On Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 8:16:27 PM UTC-4, Chris Jerdonek wrote:
> Hi, I would like to reopen the following issue from two years ago to 
> change the test name in Django's test output from unittest's default to the 
> full "dotted name":
> https://code.djangoproject.com/ticket/23332
> This would make rerunning failing tests easier because then the test name 
> could simply be copy and pasted from the command-line as is.
> Tim told me that to reopen the issue, it needed to be discussed on this 
> list first and consensus reached. See Tim's comment (as well as some of my 
> reasoning for why I think the issue should be reopened) here:
> https://code.djangoproject.com/ticket/27255
> I put together a patch here with tests so you can see the PR that I was 
> planning to propose:
> https://github.com/cjerdonek/django/commits/dotted-name-test-output
> The approach is simply to subclass unittest.TextTestResult and override 
> its getDescription() method to use the dotted name instead of unittest's 
> current, less helpful format. Django already has an example of subclassing 
> TextTestResult with its DebugSQLTextTestResult class.
> Thanks,
> --Chris

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