I'd be very happy with a change to give the full dotted path to the test. 
I've copy/paste/modify/copy/paste hundreds of times, and it has always 
bothered me. Big +1. Agree with Tim that a push upstream would be good, but 
I'm all for solving this immediately in Django.

I think the suggestion made by Yoong Kang Lim is probably a marginal 
improvement over full dotted path, and don't have any strong feelings here 
other than if you try and it gets really complicated then stop.


On Wednesday, 21 September 2016 19:24:54 UTC+10, Chris Jerdonek wrote:
> On Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 5:28:46 PM UTC-7, Tim Graham wrote:
>> 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.
>> http://bugs.python.org/issue22431
> Thanks for getting clarification on the Python issue, Tim.
> To expand on Tim's latter point, because changing this in Python wouldn't 
> be considered a bug fix in Python, the earliest Python version that could 
> have the change would be 3.7. If the time between 3.6 and 3.7 is the same 
> as the expected time between 3.5 and 3.6 (see [1] and [2] for those 
> schedules), then 3.7 would be released in March 2018. Django users using 
> Python 2.x or 3.6 or lower would never see the change if it's changed in 
> Python alone.
> --Chris
> [1]: https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0478/
> [2]: https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0494/
>> 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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