[Zope] Debugging doctests

Jens Vagelpohl jens at dataflake.org
Fri Feb 24 14:13:11 EST 2006

On 24 Feb 2006, at 16:38, Tres Seaver wrote:
>> So, I take it that you are a second voter in favor of not  
>> requiring all tests
>> to be doctests.
> Count me as another.  Doctests are fine for many cases, but they suck
> for doing "coverage" / "edge case" testing, which are the "valuable"
> unit tests for my applications.
> I would note that the usefulness of a doctest as documentation is
> inversely proportional to the amount of "setup noise" the test  
> requires.

Another argument against the doctest requirement is the fact that you  
have great packages out there with very extensive "standard" unit  
tests. Rewriting those to doctests just for this requirement would be  
asking just a tad too much.


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