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Added TESTING flag. This fixes #58.

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@@ -18,6 +18,7 @@ Release date to be announced, codename to be selected.
requests that do not pop the request stack for testing.
- because the Python standard library caches loggers, the name of
the logger is configurable now to better support unittests.
+- added `TESTING` switch that can activate unittesting helpers.
Version 0.3.1
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@@ -53,6 +53,7 @@ The following configuration values are used internally by Flask:
=============================== =========================================
``DEBUG`` enable/disable debug mode
+``TESTING`` enable/disable testing mode
``SECRET_KEY`` the secret key
``SESSION_COOKIE_NAME`` the name of the session cookie
``PERMANENT_SESSION_LIFETIME`` the lifetime of a permanent session as
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@@ -810,6 +810,15 @@ class Flask(_PackageBoundObject):
#: configuration key. Defaults to `False`.
debug = ConfigAttribute('DEBUG')
+ #: The testing flask. Set this to `True` to enable the test mode of
+ #: Flask extensions (and in the future probably also Flask itself).
+ #: For example this might activate unittest helpers that have an
+ #: additional runtime cost which should not be enabled by default.
+ #:
+ #: This attribute can also be configured from the config with the
+ #: `TESTING` configuration key. Defaults to `False`.
+ testing = ConfigAttribute('TESTING')
+
#: If a secret key is set, cryptographic components can use this to
#: sign cookies and other things. Set this to a complex random value
#: when you want to use the secure cookie for instance.
@@ -870,6 +879,7 @@ class Flask(_PackageBoundObject):
#: Default configuration parameters.
default_config = ImmutableDict({
'DEBUG': False,
+ 'TESTING': False,
'SECRET_KEY': None,
'SESSION_COOKIE_NAME': 'session',
'PERMANENT_SESSION_LIFETIME': timedelta(days=31),

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