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staticmethod functions are not collected for testing #2528

waisbrot opened this Issue Jun 25, 2017 · 2 comments


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waisbrot commented Jun 25, 2017

When using classes to group functions, I'm interested in this pattern:


class TestGet:
  def test_simple_get():

  def test_query_string():

class TestPut:
  def test_no_data():

  def test_binary_data():

Using the @staticmethod decorator makes it clear that I'm not using the class for anything but grouping.

Unfortunately, pytest fails to collect any method so decorated. If I remove the decorator and add the self argument in the above example, pytest collects as expected.

Pytest 3.1.2, Python 2.7.13, no virtualenv, MacOS 10.12.5


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ceridwen commented Aug 17, 2017

I was attempting to use this, and it doesn't seem to be working quite right with fixtures. Running the following code,

import pytest

def foo():
    return 'foo'

def test_foo(foo):
    assert foo == 'foo'

class TestFoo:
    def test_foo(foo):
        assert foo == 'foo'

Produces the following error:

pyfuncitem = <Function 'test_foo'>

    def pytest_pyfunc_call(pyfuncitem):
        testfunction = pyfuncitem.obj
        if pyfuncitem._isyieldedfunction():
            funcargs = pyfuncitem.funcargs
            testargs = {}
            for arg in pyfuncitem._fixtureinfo.argnames:
                testargs[arg] = funcargs[arg]
>           testfunction(**testargs)
E           TypeError: test_foo() missing 1 required positional argument: 'foo'

../../Library/Python/3.6/lib/python/site-packages/_pytest/ TypeError
======================= 1 failed, 1 passed in 0.32 seconds =======================

The first test_foo() function passes correctly.


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nicoddemus commented Aug 17, 2017

Thanks @ceridwen for the report. Moving this discussion to #2699 as this is a new issue.

Closing this as #2531 was merged some time ago.

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