pytest-2.7.1: bug fixes

pytest is a mature Python testing tool with more than 1100 tests against itself, passing on many different interpreters and platforms. This release is supposed to be drop-in compatible to 2.7.0.

See below for the changes and see docs at:

As usual, you can upgrade from pypi via:

pip install -U pytest

Thanks to all who contributed to this release, among them:

Bruno Oliveira Holger Krekel Ionel Maries Cristian Floris Bruynooghe

Happy testing, The py.test Development Team

2.7.1 (compared to 2.7.0)

  • fix issue731: do not get confused by the braces which may be present and unbalanced in an object’s repr while collapsing False explanations. Thanks Carl Meyer for the report and test case.

  • fix issue553: properly handling inspect.getsourcelines failures in FixtureLookupError which would lead to an internal error, obfuscating the original problem. Thanks talljosh for initial diagnose/patch and Bruno Oliveira for final patch.

  • fix issue660: properly report scope-mismatch-access errors independently from ordering of fixture arguments. Also avoid the pytest internal traceback which does not provide information to the user. Thanks Holger Krekel.

  • streamlined and documented release process. Also all versions (in and documentation generation) are now read from _pytest/ Thanks Holger Krekel.

  • fixed docs to remove the notion that yield-fixtures are experimental. They are here to stay :) Thanks Bruno Oliveira.

  • Support building wheels by using environment markers for the requirements. Thanks Ionel Maries Cristian.

  • fixed regression to 2.6.4 which surfaced e.g. in lost stdout capture printing when tests raised SystemExit. Thanks Holger Krekel.

  • reintroduced _pytest fixture of the pytester plugin which is used at least by pytest-xdist.