[Numpy-discussion] known failure test decorator not treated as expected by nose

josef.pktd@gmai... josef.pktd@gmai...
Wed Oct 6 18:17:29 CDT 2010


On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 7:08 PM, Jonathan March <jmarch@enthought.com> wrote:
> It appears that the numpy testing decorators for skipping and for
> known failure should behave similarly to each other, at least from
> their descriptions here:
> http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/wiki/TestingGuidelines#known-failures-skipping-tests
>
> Yet in the following example, run under nose, they behave quite differently:
>
> ====
> from numpy.testing import  dec
>
> @dec.knownfailureif( True, "known failure test message")
> def test_will_fail():
>    pass
>
> @dec.skipif( True, "skip test message")
> def test_to_skip():
>    pass
> ====
>
> The skipped test is marked as "S" as expected, but when the
> KnownFailureTest exception is raised, nose handles it as an error
> (marked "E" rather than "K" as expected, and printing the stack
> trace.)
>
> It's also interesting that nose has a --no-skip option but no
> corresponding option for ignoring known failure decorators.
>
> Why the discrepancy? Who is out of step with whom? This is with numpy
> 1.4.0 and nosetests 0.11.3

just as additional information

This only happens on the command line, with nosetests packagename
but not with the function, packagename.test()

Josef

>
> Thanks,
> Jonathan March
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