pytest adoption: current status (beginning of May)

Thomas De Schampheleire patrickdepinguin at
Sat May 9 15:12:46 EDT 2015

On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 11:25 PM, Marc Abramowitz <msabramo at> wrote:
> Also, and the following doesn't require installing any plugins:
> py.test -r fEsxXw
> That looks pretty unintelligible but basically you're telling the -r
> (report) option what to display more info about. Do `pytest --help` and look
> at the documentation for -r and it shows you what all those letters mean.
> If you want this to be the default whenever running `py.test`, you can set
> it in pytest.ini or set an environment variable. See
> One of the projects that I work on has a pytest.ini that looks like this:
> [pytest]
> norecursedirs = build docs/_build SQLAlchemy* .* stuff venv *.egg .tox
> *.venv
> addopts =
>     # --verbose
>     --tb short
>     # --capture no
>     # show extra test summary info as specified by chars (f)ailed, (E)error,
> (s)skipped, (x)failed, (X)passed.
>     -rfEsxX
>     # --junitxml=junit.xml
>     # --cov=pymssql --cov-report=xml --cov-report=term-missing
> markers =
>     slow: Mark a pymssql test as slow (usually taking more one second or
> more).

Thanks for all this feedback Marc!

I played with the different options suggested, and here is my feedback:

-r fEsxXw gives the regular pytest output + the short summary at the
end, so this is definitely useful.
--tb=short is also something I find useful: it greatly reduces the
output shown while the most important stuff is still present
pytest-sugar also looks a nice addition: the biggest improvement being
the showing of errors from the moment they occurred. In addition it
also shows a test summary at the end, but only the file + line number
+ error description, while the '-r fEsxXw' option to pytest shows file
+ class + method name. Both thus complement each other.

My suggestion is thus to add pytest and pytest-sugar to the kallithea
dependencies, and '-rfEsxXw --tb=short' to the test configuration

What do others say?


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