[GRASS-dev] Tests down to 65% (from 86%)

Markus Metz markus.metz.giswork at gmail.com
Mon Nov 17 11:34:34 PST 2014

On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 2:43 PM, Vaclav Petras <wenzeslaus at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 5:32 AM, Markus Metz <markus.metz.giswork at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> BTW, the test suite does not run with Python 2.6 because import
>> argparse fails, this module is new in Python 2.7.
> I know and I don't know if 2.6 support is feasible. A lot of unittest
> functions was added in 2.7, so most of the tests would fail anyway. There is
> unittest2 package which can be installed separately and used instead of
> unittest in Python 2.6 but as I was reading about it it does not seem as
> smooth as I hoped for.
> But perhaps installing unittest2 and argparse is worth trying. Few changes
> will be required in gunittest too, mostly imports I hope.

I will give it a try, argparse and unittest2 are available through the
package manager for my stock Python 2.6 version.
> About which platform do we talk about

RHEL 6 and relatives, officially supported until end of 2020.

> because now I'm starting to be
> concerned more about Python 3 which is appearing more and more as default.

... for cutting (bleeding) edge distros, not yet for enterprise distros.

Markus M

> I forgot to mention this in the other thread about gunittest backport,
> incompatibility with 2.6 is another argument against backport.
> Vaclav
> https://docs.python.org/2/library/unittest.html#assert-methods
> https://docs.python.org/2/library/unittest.html#unittest.TestCase.assertRaisesRegexp
> https://docs.python.org/2/library/unittest.html#unittest.TestCase.addTypeEqualityFunc
> https://docs.python.org/2/library/unittest.html#unittest.TestCase.setUpClass
> https://docs.python.org/2/library/unittest.html#unittest.registerResult
> https://pypi.python.org/pypi/unittest2
> https://pypi.python.org/pypi/argparse

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