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caplog documentation is incorrect #3406

OrangeDog opened this Issue Apr 17, 2018 · 2 comments


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OrangeDog commented Apr 17, 2018

As seen here:

    Access and control log capturing.

    Captured logs are available through the following methods::

    * caplog.text()          -> string containing formatted log output
    * caplog.records()       -> list of logging.LogRecord instances
    * caplog.record_tuples() -> list of (logger_name, level, message) tuples
    * caplog.clear()         -> clear captured records and formatted log output string

However, text, records and record_tuples are properties. Using them as described results in an exception:

TypeError: 'list' object is not callable


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pytestbot commented Apr 17, 2018 thinks possibly related issues are #584 ("example/special" documentation seems incorrect), #452 (Incorrect capfd description/documentation), #1068 (Wrong documentation), #411 (Documentation: misleading deep inspection), and #538 (Fixture scope documentation).


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rachel1792 commented Apr 17, 2018

Yes, you seem to have found an error in the docs. @nicoddemus @RonnyPfannschmidt , can I take a stab at a PR? I'm a first-time contributor :)

nicoddemus added a commit that referenced this issue Apr 20, 2018

Merge pull request #3407 from rachel1792/master
Fix typo in caplog fixture documentation: Issue #3406

@nicoddemus nicoddemus closed this Apr 20, 2018

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