pytest: helps you write better programs¶
pytest framework makes it easy to write small tests, yet
scales to support complex functional testing for applications and libraries.
An example of a simple test:
# content of test_sample.py def inc(x): return x + 1 def test_answer(): assert inc(3) == 5
To execute it:
$ pytest =========================== test session starts ============================ platform linux -- Python 3.x.y, pytest-6.x.y, py-1.x.y, pluggy-1.x.y cachedir: $PYTHON_PREFIX/.pytest_cache rootdir: $REGENDOC_TMPDIR collected 1 item test_sample.py F [100%] ================================= FAILURES ================================= _______________________________ test_answer ________________________________ def test_answer(): > assert inc(3) == 5 E assert 4 == 5 E + where 4 = inc(3) test_sample.py:6: AssertionError ========================= short test summary info ========================== FAILED test_sample.py::test_answer - assert 4 == 5 ============================ 1 failed in 0.12s =============================
pytest’s detailed assertion introspection, only plain
assert statements are used.
See Getting Started for more examples.
Detailed info on failing assert statements (no need to remember
Auto-discovery of test modules and functions
Modular fixtures for managing small or parametrized long-lived test resources
Can run unittest (including trial) and nose test suites out of the box
Python 3.6+ and PyPy 3
Rich plugin architecture, with over 315+ external plugins and thriving community
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