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.
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