I have made an attempt to start building a pytest-like testing framework
for Julia. There is a (quite preliminary) package here:
I intend to go along these lines:
- follow pytest (http://doc.pytest.org/en/latest/) as closely as
reasonably possible. Rationale: it is an accomplished framework, which I
really appreciate using, hence I use it as inspiration and specification,
to "not reinvent the wheel".
- stray from pytest only when absolutely necessary, just to remain julian
and adhere to existing standards
- remain compatible with Base.Test
What PyTest.jl can do at the current state?
- define and use fixtures (parametrized fixtures too!) to do
- select a subset of tests to run (simplified "-k" option from pytest)
- demonstrate being thoroughly tested itself!
- not too much really, as it is still WIP, but I am going to sketch out a
I reach out to you to:
- hear voices of support and encouragement (well, or criticism) - are
there any pytest-and-julia-fans like myself?
- get opinions and guidance - what would you recommend doing next?
- find julia packages that could use such testing framework - ones that
have complicated setup/teardown code to be organized and managed. I'd need
such package to pivot my work in the right direction
(BTW, I am aware of Fixtures.jl, I just decided to stick more closely to
pytest. Any comments from creators of Fixtures.jl?)