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Control of the assert hook #102

dag opened this Issue May 1, 2011 · 0 comments


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dag commented May 1, 2011

Rather than magically enabling the assert hook on import, provide a context manager in which it is enabled, and default to use it on the CLI, with a switch to optionally disable it.

Custom runners would then have to look something like this to use the hook:

with hooked_assert():
    from my.tests.unit import case
with hooked_assert():
  • Less magic
  • Less convenient but not by much
  • Hook disabled after context - cleaner

Maybe then we could also support an argument to control which imports are transformed, without the requirement to import assert_hook:

with hooked_assert('my.tests'):
    from my.tests.unit import case

Then the CLI would simply hook any modules it loads.

  • Less control per-module, but rarely useful anyway (and still possible)
  • More convenient in the most common case
  • No magic import for pyflakes to complain about or developer to forget to add

@dag dag closed this in 2807052 May 22, 2011

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