common.test package


common.test.PersistentTest module

common.test.multicasetest module

class common.test.multicasetest.TestMultipleCases(methodName='runTest')


A class whose instances test multiple cases.

By default, the test code itself should be placed in a method named ‘runTest’.

If the fixture may be used for many test cases, create as many test methods as are needed. When instantiating such a TestCase subclass, specify in the constructor arguments the name of the test method that the instance is to execute.

Test authors should subclass TestCase for their own tests. Construction and deconstruction of the test’s environment (‘fixture’) can be implemented by overriding the ‘setUp’ and ‘tearDown’ methods respectively.

Instances should define an iterable atribute ‘cases’. The test methods will be called once for each item in self.cases. Each case may generate its own failure or error. Therefore each test method may generate multiple failures/errors. A test method is deemed to have passed succesfully if none of the cases genereated an error

The cases attribute can be generated at class definition time, at initialization time or in the setUp method

If it is necessary to override the __init__ method, the base class __init__ method must always be called. It is important that subclasses should not change the signature of their __init__ method, since instances of the classes are instantiated automatically by parts of the framework in order to be run. Hence, the __init__ method should not be changed to pass a list of cases to the instance

cases = None

return short description of the test, per error case this is stored in self._testMethodErrors

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