The pytest framework makes it easy to write small tests, yet scales to support complex functional testing
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pytestframework makes it easy to write small tests, yet scales to support complex functional testing for applications and libraries.
An example of a simple test:
.. code-block:: python
# 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 ============================= collected 1 items
================================== FAILURES =================================== _________________________________ test_answer _________________________________
> assert inc(3) == 5 E assert 4 == 5 E + where 4 = inc(3)
test_sample.py:5: AssertionError ========================== 1 failed in 0.04 seconds ===========================
pytest's detailed assertion introspection, only plain
assertstatements 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
unittest_ (or trial),
nose_ test suites out of the box
Python 3.6+ and PyPy3
Rich plugin architecture, with over 850+
external plugins_ and thriving community
For full documentation, including installation, tutorials and PDF documents, please see https://docs.pytest.org/en/stable/.
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