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Make `step` parse some wildcard character equivalent to `"(.*)"` #322

hangtwenty opened this Issue Feb 2, 2013 · 1 comment


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Maybe just for step there can be a wildcard character * (or maybe a different token, like __), that the step function will simply replace with "(.*)" for all intents and purposes. I think this could make it a little less intimidating to get started with your first unguided test suites. A step like

@step(u'Given there is no user whose "(.*)" is "(.*)"')

is a bit burdensome to type manually; wouldn't you rather do:

@step(u'Given there is no user whose * is *')


@step(u'Given there is no user whose __ is __')


Just makes sense to me seeing as part of our goal is fluent test writing, more or less. So maybe a tiny improvement in that direction.

Great tool, thanks for writing and maintaining it.


danni commented Feb 12, 2014

I've actually wondered about something more REST-looking like int:id returns str:value and then having the parameters exposed as kwargs with the correct types.

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