For more complex testing, the
doctest examples may not provide enough depth or flexibility. A docstring with a large number of cases would become too long to be effective as documentation. A docstring with complex test setup, teardown, or mock objects may not be useful as documentation either.
For these cases, we'll use the
unittest module to define test cases and test suites. When using
unittest, we'll generally create separate modules. These test modules will contain
TestCase classes that contain test methods.
Here's a quick overview of a typical test case class definition:
import unittest from Chapter_7.ch07_ex1 import FtoC class Test_FtoC(unittest.TestCase): def setUp(self): self.temps= [50, 60, 72] def ...