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pytest-ast-back-to-python

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A plugin for pytest devs to view how assertion rewriting recodes the AST


Features

Pytest rewrites the AST (abstract syntax tree) of your tests, for the purpose of displaying the subexpressions involved in your assert statements. This plugin converts that rewritten AST back to Python source, and displays it.

Installation

You can install "pytest-ast-back-to-python" via pip from PyPI:

$ pip install pytest-ast-back-to-python

Usage

py.test --show-ast-as-python

Example

Take a trivial test like:

def test_simple():
    a = 1
    b = 2
    assert a + b == 3

View the rewritten AST as Python like this:

$ py.test --show-ast-as-python test_simple.py
======================================== test session starts ========================================
plugins: ast-back-to-python-0.1.0, cov-2.2.1
collected 1 items

test_simple.py .
======================================== Rewritten AST as Python ========================================
import builtins as @py_builtins
import _pytest.assertion.rewrite as @pytest_ar

def test_simple():
    a = 1
    b = 2
    @py_assert0 = 1
    @py_assert2 = 2
    @py_assert4 = @py_assert0 + @py_assert2
    @py_assert6 = 3
    @py_assert5 = @py_assert4 == @py_assert6
    if not @py_assert5:
        @py_format8 = @pytest_ar._call_reprcompare(('==',), (@py_assert5,), ('(%(py1)s + %(py3)s) == %(py7)s',), (@py_assert4, @py_assert6)) % {'py3': @pytest_ar._saferepr(@py_assert2), 'py1': @pytest_ar._saferepr(@py_assert0), 'py7': @pytest_ar._saferepr(@py_assert6)}
        @py_format10 = ('' + 'assert %(py9)s') % {'py9': @py_format8}
        raise AssertionError(@pytest_ar._format_explanation(@py_format10))
    @py_assert0 = @py_assert2 = @py_assert4 = @py_assert5 = @py_assert6 = None

Contributing

Contributions are very welcome. Tests can be run with tox, please ensure the coverage at least stays the same before you submit a pull request.

License

Distributed under the terms of the BSD-3 license, "pytest-ast-back-to-python" is free and open source software

This Pytest plugin was generated with Cookiecutter along with @hackebrot's Cookiecutter-pytest-plugin template.

Issues

If you encounter any problems, please file an issue along with a detailed description.