Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog


I've had some success with dynamic tests, for example in my self-testing test framework.

The trick is to define self-stocking descendants of unittest.TestSuite which hook __call__ to fill themselves with dynamically created instances of unittest.FunctionTestCase (or descendants with appropriate setUp methods). I defined the test functions on the fly but you could use any callable or, for extra evil points, lambda.
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by Garth T Kidd