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On 03/28/2011 10:56 AM, Wolfgang Schnerring wrote:
> Hello,
> * Jim Fulton <j...@zope.com> [2011-03-28 10:04]:
>> More generally, I'd love to see us adopt another test runner so that
>> we can stop maintianing zope.testrunner.  When it was written at
>> the turn of the century, there weren't good alternatives.  Personally,
>> I think maintaining it is boring.
> I agree, it would be nice to get out of the test runner business, just
> as we're getting out of the networking business more and more courtesy
> of WSGI. But I'm wary of throwing out the baby with the bathwater,
> zope.testrunner has quite a few features under the hood that are
> really useful, which I'm not sure other test runners have, and I
> definitely wouldn't want to lose. Layers are the most prominent, of
> course, but then there's post-mortem debugging (-D), coverage
> integration, ... the list goes on for a few more items, I'm certain.
> I guess, apart from the layer issue (see other messages in this
> thread), some research and write-up would be a good idea to get a
> feeling what the other test runners are like and how they measure up
> against zope.testrunner. A quick google search turns up nothing
> appropriate, so I might do a comparison of zope.testrunner, py.test
> and nose, but that's going to take a while.

nose supports post-mortem debugging, and integrates nicely with Net
Batchelder's 'coverage' tool.  It's extension interface uses setuptools
entry points, and is reasonably well documented:


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