pytest: helps you write better programs¶
pytest framework makes it easy to write small, readable tests, and can
scale to support complex functional testing for applications and libraries.
pytest requires: Python 3.7+ or PyPy3.
PyPI package name: pytest
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A quick example¶
# content of test_sample.py def inc(x): return x + 1 def test_answer(): assert inc(3) == 5
To execute it:
$ pytest =========================== test session starts ============================ platform linux -- Python 3.x.y, pytest-7.x.y, pluggy-1.x.y rootdir: /home/sweet/project collected 1 item test_sample.py F [100%] ================================= FAILURES ================================= _______________________________ test_answer ________________________________ def test_answer(): > assert inc(3) == 5 E assert 4 == 5 E + where 4 = inc(3) test_sample.py:6: AssertionError ========================= short test summary info ========================== FAILED test_sample.py::test_answer - assert 4 == 5 ============================ 1 failed in 0.12s =============================
pytest’s detailed assertion introspection, only plain
assert statements are used.
See Get started for a basic introduction to using pytest.
Detailed info on failing assert statements (no need to remember
Auto-discovery of test modules and functions
Modular fixtures for managing small or parametrized long-lived test resources
Python 3.7+ or PyPy 3
Rich plugin architecture, with over 800+ external plugins and thriving community
Get started - install pytest and grasp its basics just twenty minutes
How-to guides - step-by-step guides, covering a vast range of use-cases and needs
Reference guides - includes the complete pytest API reference, lists of plugins and more
Explanation - background, discussion of key topics, answers to higher-level questions
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