On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 6:09 PM, Wichert Akkerman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > The fact that something is popular does not necessarily mean it is the > right thing :) > > Lack of isolation is a very convincing argument to me. > > Perhaps more personal taste but I also find python unittests to be much > more readable. You don't suffer from mixing lots of test setup/teardown > being repeated through the file. As Tres mentioned this is especially > true when testing corner cases. > > Being able to debug tests by stepping over them with pdb is incredibly > useful. With doctests that doesn't work. > > Being able to run a single test easily allows for quick testing and > debugging. I can't tell the testrunner 'start running at line 52 but > also include all the test setup magic from before, but skip the rest'. With > unittests I can simple run zopectl test -s <module> -t <test function>. > > doctests hurt my productivity badly.
I completely agree with Tres' and Wichert's statements on this. I only use doctests where they actually would make sense as documentation, the corner cases I always write as unit tests. The tools for dealing with pure Python code are so much more powerful than for python-embedded-in-text-with-prefixes, as well. -- Martijn Pieters _______________________________________________ Zope-Dev maillist - Zope-Dev@zope.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )