Automatically Discovering TestsΒΆ

You can explicitly specify which tests to run by providing a function that returns a unittest.TestSuite in the test modules (the name of the function can be configured with the --suite-name parameter, it defaults to test_suite). If no such function is present, testrunner will use all classes in the module that inherit from unittest.TestCase as tests:

>>> import os, sys
>>> directory_with_tests = os.path.join(this_directory, 'testrunner-ex')
>>> from zope import testrunner
>>> defaults = [
...     '--path', directory_with_tests,
...     '--tests-pattern', '^sampletestsf?$',
...     ]
>>> sys.argv = ['test',
...             '--tests-pattern', '^sampletests_discover$',
...     ]
Running zope.testrunner.layer.UnitTests tests:
  Set up zope.testrunner.layer.UnitTests in N.NNN seconds.
  Ran 1 tests with 0 failures, 0 errors and 0 skipped in N.NNN seconds.
Tearing down left over layers:
  Tear down zope.testrunner.layer.UnitTests in N.NNN seconds.

If the module neither provides a TestSuite nor has discoverable tests, testrunner will exit with an error to prevent acidentally missing test cases:

>>> sys.argv = ['test',
...             '--tests-pattern', '^sampletests_discover_notests$',
...     ]
Test-module import failures:

Module: sample1.sampletests_discover_notests

TypeError: Module sample1.sampletests_discover_notests does not define any tests

Test-modules with import problems:
Total: 0 tests, 0 failures, 0 errors and 0 skipped in 0.000 seconds.