8.3.0 (7 Jun 2024)

8.2.0 (1 May 2024)

  • The strict option is now correctly respected when comparing nested objects.

  • When comparing datetime or time instances, if the fold is the only thing that’s different, it’s now shown in the output.

  • A more detailed exception is now raised when resolving a replacement doesn’t give what’s expected.

  • Replacement of methods on instances is now prevented when strict=True.

  • An exception is now raised when mocking and the original is not in the __dict__ of its containing objects.

8.1.0 (1 Mar 2024)

8.0.0 (16 Feb 2024)

  • Retire zope.component helpers.

  • Support bytes in popen.MockPopen commands.

  • Allow TempDirectory instances to be traversed as Path objects.

  • Use the system default encoding where possible in TempDirectory.

  • Add TempDirectory option to manage current working directory.

  • Allow string class attributes to be replaced with Replacer and friends.

  • Fix nasty bug meaning some on_class() and in_module() replacements weren’t restored.

  • Allow an alternative separator to be used for traversal during replacement with Replacer and friends.

  • Officially support Python 3.12.

  • Drop support Python 3.6.

7.2.2 (20 Oct 2023)

7.2.1 (20 Oct 2023)

7.2.0 (15 Sep 2023)

Thanks to Jan Musílek for the implementation!

7.1.0 (8 Feb 2023)

7.0.4 (5 Dec 2022)

  • Remove py.typed file: neither mypy nor testfixtures are ready for this file to be present.

7.0.3 (3 Nov 2022)

  • Further bugfixes around self-referential datastructures and compare().

7.0.2 (1 Nov 2022)

  • Reinstate support for self-referential data structures in compare(). The new implementation provides more clarity about what’s going on and also ignores more immutable data types.

7.0.1 (1 Nov 2022)

  • Remove non-functional support for self-referential data structures in compare(). The functionality didn’t work but did cause erroneous reported equality of values in dictionaries that were actually not equal.

7.0.0 (6 Jul 2022)

6.18.5 (1 Mar 2022)

  • Fix bug in detection of Mock backport.

6.18.4 (25 Feb 2022)

  • Ensure compatibility with Sybil 2 and Sybil 3 along with pytest 6 and pytest 7.

6.18.3 (29 Sep 2021)

  • Fix bug when using compare() on two regular expressions that have very long patterns.

Thanks to Christoph Ludwig for the report.

6.18.2 (21 Sep 2021)

  • Fix bug that meant LogCapture didn’t preserve or provide a clean testing environment for filters.

Thanks to Jesse Rittner for the fix.

6.18.1 (20 Aug 2021)

  • Fix bug when showing differences between mappings found by compare() when mismatching values contained the same number more than once.

6.18.0 (15 Jul 2021)

  • Add support for lazy resolution of prefix and suffix when using compare().

6.17.1 (14 Jan 2020)

  • Fix bug where bug where duplicated entries in an ordered but partial SequenceComparison could result in a failed match.

6.17.0 (16 Dec 2020)

  • Add simpler flag support to StringComparison.

  • Fix deprecation warning about invalid escape sequence.

Thanks to Wim Glenn for the deprecation warning fix.

6.16.0 (9 Dec 2020)

6.15.0 (9 Oct 2020)

  • Add support to LogCapture for making sure log entries above a specified level have been checked.

Thanks to Zoltan Farkas for the implementation.

6.14.2 (4 Sep 2020)

  • Fix bug where ignore_eq had no effect on nested objects when using compare().

Thanks to Grégoire Payen de La Garanderie for the fix.

6.14.1 (20 Apr 2020)

  • Fix bugs in comparison of call() objects where the repr() of the call() arguments were the same even when their attributes were not.

6.14.0 (24 Feb 2020)

6.13.1 (20 Feb 2020)

Thanks to Daniel Fortunov for the fix.

6.13.0 (18 Feb 2020)

  • Allow any attributes that need to be ignored to be specified directly when calling compare_object(). This is handy when writing comparers for compare().

6.12.1 (16 Feb 2020)

  • Fix a bug that occured when using compare() to compare a string with a slotted object that had the same repr() as the string.

6.12.0 (6 Feb 2020)

  • Add support for universal_newlines, text, encoding and errors to popen.MockPopen, but only for Python 3.

6.11.0 (29 Jan 2020)

  • decimal.Decimal now has better representation when compare() displays a failed comparison, particularly on Python 2.

  • Add support to compare() for explicitly naming objects to be compared as x and y. This allows symmetry with the x_label and y_label parameters that are now documented.

  • Restore ability for Comparison to compare properties and methods, although these uses are not recommended.

Thanks to Daniel Fortunov for all of the above.

6.10.3 (22 Nov 2019)

  • Fix bug where new-style classes had their attributes checked with compare() even when they were of different types.

6.10.2 (15 Nov 2019)

  • Fix bugs in compare() when comparing objects which have both __slots__ and a __dict__.

6.10.1 (1 Nov 2019)

  • Fix edge case where string interning made dictionary comparison output much less useful.

6.10.0 (19 Jun 2019)

  • Better feedback where objects do not compare() equal but do have the same representation.

6.9.0 (10 Jun 2019)

  • Fix deprecation warning relating to getargspec.

  • Improve mocking docs.

  • Added strip_whitespace option to OutputCapture.

  • When separate is used with OutputCapture, differences in stdout and stderr are now given in the same AssertionError.

  • ShouldRaise no longer catches exceptions that are not of the required type.

  • Fixed a problem that resulted in unhelpful compare() failures when call() was involved and Python 3.6.7 was used.

Thanks to Łukasz Rogalski for the deprecation warning fix.

Thanks to Wim Glenn for the ShouldRaise idea.

6.8.2 (4 May 2019)

  • Fix handling of the latest releases of the mock backport.

6.8.1 (2 May 2019)

6.8.0 (2 May 2019)

6.7.1 (29 Apr 2019)

Thanks to Tom Hendrikx for the fix.

6.7.0 (11 Apr 2019)

6.6.2 (22 Mar 2019)

6.6.1 (13 Mar 2019)

  • Fixed bugs where using not_there to ensure a key or attribute was not there but would be set by a test would result in the test attribute or key being left behind.

  • Add support for comparing partial() instances and fix comparison of functions and other objects where vars() returns an empty dict.

6.6.0 (22 Feb 2019)

  • Add the ability to ignore attributes of particular object types when using compare().

6.5.2 (18 Feb 2019)

  • Fix bug when compare() was used with objects that had __slots__ inherited from a base class but where their __slots__ was an empty sequence.

6.5.1 (18 Feb 2019)

  • Fix bug when compare() was used with objects that had __slots__ inherited from a base class.

6.5.0 (28 Jan 2019)

  • Experimental support for making assertions about events logged with Twisted’s logging framework.

6.4.3 (10 Jan 2019)

  • Fix problems on Python 2 when the rolling backport of mock was not installed.

6.4.2 (9 Jan 2019)

  • Fixed typo in the executable parameter name for MockPopen.

  • Fixed call() patching to only patch when needed.

  • Fixed compare() with call() objects for the latest Python releases.

6.4.1 (24 Dec 2018)

  • Fix bug when using unittest.mock.patch() and any of the testfixtures decorators at the same time and where the object being patched in was not hashable.

6.4.0 (19 Dec 2018)

Thanks to Augusto Wagner Andreoli for his work on the Mocking dates and times documentation.

6.3.0 (4 Sep 2018)

  • Allow the behaviour specified with set_command() to be a callable meaning that mock behaviour can now be dynamic based on the command executed and whatever was sent to stdin.

  • Make MockPopen more accurately reflect subprocess.Popen on Python 3 by adding timeout parameters to wait() and communicate() along with some other smaller changes.

Thanks to Tim Davies for his work on MockPopen.

6.2.0 (14 Jun 2018)

  • Better rendering of differences between bytes when using compare() on Python 3.

6.1.0 (6 Jun 2018)

  • Support filtering for specific warnings with ShouldWarn.

6.0.2 (2 May 2018)

  • Fix nasty bug where objects that had neither __dict__ nor __slots__ would always be considered equal by compare().

6.0.1 (17 April 2018)

  • Fix a bug when comparing equal set instances using compare() when strict==True.

6.0.0 (27 March 2018)

  • compare() will now handle objects that do not natively support equality or inequality and will treat these objects as equal if they are of the same type and have the same attributes as found using vars() or __slots__. This is a change in behaviour which, while it could conceivably cause tests that are currently failing to pass, should not cause any currently passing tests to start failing.

  • Add support for writing to the stdin of MockPopen instances.

  • The default behaviour of MockPopen can now be controlled by providing a callable.

  • LogCapture.actual() is now part of the documented public interface.

  • Add LogCapture.check_present() to help with assertions about a sub-set of messages logged along with those that are logged in a non-deterministic order.

  • Comparison now supports objects with __slots__.

  • Added ShouldAssert as a simpler tool for testing test helpers.

  • Changed the internals of the various decorators testfixtures provides such that they can be used in conjunction with unittest.mock.patch() on the same test method or function.

  • Changed the internals of ShouldRaise and Comparison to make use of compare() and so provide nested comparisons with better feedback. This finally allows ShouldRaise to deal with Django’s ValidationError.

  • Added handling of self-referential structures to compare() by treating all but the first occurence as equal. Another change needed to support Django’s insane ValidationError.

Thanks to Hamish Downer and Tim Davies for their work on MockPopen.

Thanks to Wim Glenn and Daniel Fortunov for their help reviewing some of the more major changes.

5.4.0 (25 January 2018)

5.3.1 (21 November 2017)

  • Fix missing support for the start_new_session parameter to MockPopen.

5.3.0 (28 October 2017)

Thanks to Tim Davies for his work on MockPopen.

5.2.0 (3 September 2017)

  • test_datetime and test_time now accept a datetime instance during instantiation to set the initial value.

  • test_date now accepts a date instance during instantiation to set the initial value.

  • Relax the restriction on adding, setting or instantiating test_datetime with tzinfo such that if the tzinfo matches the one configured, then it’s okay to add. This means that you can now instantiate a test_datetime with an existing datetime instance that has tzinfo set.

  • testfixtures.django.compare_model() now ignores many to many fields rather than blowing up on them.

  • Drop official support for Python 3.4, although things should continue to work.

5.1.1 (8 June 2017)

5.1.0 (8 June 2017)

5.0.0 (5 June 2017)

  • Move from nose to pytest for running tests.

  • Switch from manuel to sybil for checking examples in documentation. This introduces a backwards incompatible change in that FileParser replaces the Manuel plugin that is no longer included.

  • Add a ‘tick’ method to test_datetime, test_date and test_time, to advance the returned point in time, which is particularly helpful when delta is set to zero.

4.14.3 (15 May 2017)

  • Fix build environment bug in .travis.yml that caused bad tarballs.

4.14.2 (15 May 2017)

  • New release as it looks like Travis mis-built the 4.14.1 tarball.

4.14.1 (15 May 2017)

  • Fix mis-merge.

4.14.0 (15 May 2017)

  • Added helpers for testing with django Model instances.

4.13.5 (1 March 2017)

  • compare() now correctly compares nested empty dictionaries when using ignore_eq=True.

4.13.4 (6 February 2017)

4.13.3 (13 December 2016)

  • compare() now better handles equality comparison with ignore_eq=True when either of the objects being compared cannot be hashed.

4.13.2 (16 November 2016)

  • Fixed a bug where a LogCapture wouldn’t be cleared when used via log_capture() on a base class and sub class execute the same test.

Thanks to “mlabonte” for the bug report.

4.13.1 (2 November 2016)

  • When ignore_eq is used with compare(), fall back to comparing by hash if not type-specific comparer can be found.

4.13.0 (2 November 2016)

  • Add support to compare() for ignoring broken __eq__ implementations.

4.12.0 (18 October 2016)

  • Add support for specifying a callable to extract rows from log records when using LogCapture.

  • Add support for recursive comparison of log messages with LogCapture.

4.11.0 (12 October 2016)

4.10.1 (5 September 2016)

Thanks to Maximilian Albert for the docs.

4.10.0 (17 May 2016)

Thanks to Asaf Peleg for the RangeComparison implementation.

4.9.1 (19 February 2016)

  • Fix for use with PyPy, broken since 4.8.0.

Thanks to Nicola Iarocci for the pull request to fix.

4.9.0 (18 February 2016)

  • Added the suffix parameter to compare() to allow failure messages to include some additional context.

  • Update package metadata to indicate Python 3.5 compatibility.

Thanks for Felix Yan for the metadata patch.

Thanks to Wim Glenn for the suffix patch.

4.8.0 (2 February 2016)

4.7.0 (10 December 2015)

  • Add the ability to pass raises=False to compare() to just get the resulting message back rather than having an exception raised.

4.6.0 (3 December 2015)

  • Fix a bug that mean symlinked directories would never show up when using and friends.

  • Add the followlinks parameter to to indicate that symlinked or hard linked directories should be recursed into when using recursive=True.

4.5.1 (23 November 2015)

  • Switch from cStringIO to StringIO in OutputCapture to better handle unicode being written to stdout or stderr.

Thanks to “tell-k” for the patch.

4.5.0 (13 November 2015)

Thanks to Daniel Fortunov for the pull request.

4.4.0 (1 November 2015)

  • Add support for labelling the arguments passed to compare().

  • Allow expected and actual keyword parameters to be passed to compare().

  • Fix TypeError: unorderable types when compare() found multiple differences in sets and dictionaries on Python 3.

  • Add official support for Python 3.5.

  • Drop official support for Python 2.6.

Thanks to Daniel Fortunov for the initial ideas for explicit expected and actual support in compare().

4.3.3 (15 September 2015)

  • Add wheel distribution to release.

  • Attempt to fix up various niggles from the move to Travis CI for doing releases.

4.3.2 (15 September 2015)

  • Fix broken 4.3.1 tag.

4.3.1 (15 September 2015)

  • Fix build problems introduced by moving the build process to Travis CI.

4.3.0 (15 September 2015)

  • Add with a cleaner, more explicit API that allows comparison of only the files in a temporary directory.

  • Deprecate TempDirectory.check, TempDirectory.check_dir and TempDirectory.check_all

  • Relax absolute-path rules so that if it’s inside the TempDirectory, it’s allowed.

  • Allow OutputCapture to separately check output to stdout and stderr.

4.2.0 (11 August 2015)

Thanks to BATS Global Markets for donating the code for MockPopen.

4.1.2 (30 January 2015)

  • Clarify documentation for name parameter to LogCapture.

  • ShouldRaise now shows different output when two exceptions have the same representation but still differ.

  • Fix bug that could result in a dict comparing equal to a list.

Thanks to Daniel Fortunov for the documentation clarification.

4.1.1 (30 October 2014)

  • Fix bug that prevented logger propagation to be controlled by the log_capture decorator.

Thanks to John Kristensen for the fix.

4.1.0 (14 October 2014)

  • Fix compare() bug when dict instances with tuple keys were not equal.

  • Allow logger propagation to be controlled by LogCapture.

  • Enabled disabled loggers if a LogCapture is attached to them.

Thanks to Daniel Fortunov for the compare() fix.

4.0.2 (10 September 2014)

  • Fix “maximum recursion depth exceeded” when comparing a string with bytes that did not contain the same character.

4.0.1 (4 August 2014)

  • Fix bugs when string compared equal and options to compare() were used.

  • Fix bug when strictly comparing two nested structures containing identical objects.

4.0.0 (22 July 2014)

  • Moved from buildout to virtualenv for development.

  • The identity singleton is no longer needed and has been removed.

  • compare() will now work recursively on data structures for which it has registered comparers, giving more detailed feedback on nested data structures. Strict comparison will also be applied recursively.

  • Re-work the interfaces for using custom comparers with compare().

  • Better feedback when comparing collections.namedtuple() instances.

  • Official support for Python 3.4.

Thanks to Yevgen Kovalienia for the typo fix in Mocking dates and times.

3.1.0 (25 May 2014)

  • Added RoundComparison helper for comparing numerics to a specific precision.

  • Added unless parameter to ShouldRaise to cover some very specific edge cases.

  • Fix missing imports that showed up TempDirectory had to do the “convoluted folder delete” dance on Windows.

Thanks to Jon Thompson for the RoundComparison implementation.

Thanks to Matthias Lehmann for the import error reports.

3.0.2 (7 April 2014)

3.0.1 (10 June 2013)

  • Some documentation tweaks and clarifications.

  • Fixed a bug which masked exceptions when using compare() with a broken generator.

  • Fixed a bug when comparing a generator with a non-generator.

  • Ensure LogCapture cleans up global state it may effect.

  • Fixed replacement of static methods using a Replacer.

3.0.0 (5 March 2013)

2.3.5 (13 August 2012)

  • Fixed a bug in compare_dict() that mean the list of keys that were the same was returned in an unsorted order.

2.3.4 (31 January 2012)

  • Fixed compatibility with Python 2.5

  • Fixed compatibility with Python 2.7

  • Development model moved to continuous integration using Jenkins.

  • Introduced Tox based testing to ensure packaging and dependencies are as expected.

  • 100% line and branch coverage with tests.

  • Mark test_datetime , test_date and test_time such that nose doesn’t mistake them as tests.

2.3.3 (12 December 2011)

  • Fixed a bug where when a target was replaced more than once using a single Replacer, restore() would not correctly restore the original.

2.3.2 (10 November 2011)

  • Fixed a bug where attributes and keys could not be removed by a Replacer as described in Removing attributes and dictionary items if the attribute or key might not be there, such as where a test wants to ensure an os.environ variable is not set.

2.3.1 (8 November 2011)

  • Move to use nose for running the testfixtures unit tests.

  • Fixed a bug where now() returned an instance of the wrong type when tzinfo was passed in strict mode.

2.3.0 (11 October 2011)

  • Replacer, TempDirectory, LogCapture and TestComponents instances will now warn if the process they are created in exits without them being cleaned up. Instances of these classes should be cleaned up at the end of each test and these warnings serve to point to a cause for possible mysterious failures elsewhere.

2.2.0 (4 October 2011)

  • Add a strict mode to test_datetime and test_date. When used, instances returned from the mocks are instances of those mocks. The default behaviour is now to return instances of the real datetime and date classes instead, which is usually much more useful.

2.1.0 (29 September 2011)

  • Add a strict mode to compare(). When used, it ensures that the values compared are not only equal but also of the same type. This mode is not used by default, and the default mode restores the more commonly useful functionality where values of similar types but that aren’t equal give useful feedback about differences.

2.0.1 (23 September 2011)

  • add back functionality to allow comparison of generators with non-generators.

2.0.0 (23 September 2011)

  • compare() now uses a registry of comparers that can be modified either by passing a registry option to compare() or, globally, using the register() function.

  • added a comparer for set instances to compare().

  • added a new show_whitespace parameter to compare_text(), the comparer used when comparing strings and unicodes with compare().

  • The internal queue for test_datetime is now considered to be in local time. This has implication on the values returned from both now() and utcnow() when tzinfo is passed to the test_datetime constructor.

  • set() and add() on test_date, test_datetime and test_time now accept instances of the appropriate type as an alternative to just passing in the parameters to create the instance.

  • Refactored the monolithic into modules for each type of functionality.

1.12.0 (16 August 2011)

  • Add a captured property to OutputCapture so that more complex assertion can be made about the output that has been captured.

  • OutputCapture context managers can now be temporarily disabled using their disable() method.

  • Logging can now be captured only when it exceeds a specified logging level.

  • The handling of timezones has been reworked in both test_datetime and test_time. This is not backwards compatible but is much more useful and correct.

1.11.3 (3 August 2011)

1.11.2 (28 July 2011)

  • Fix for 1.10 and 1.11 releases that didn’t include files as a result of the move from subversion to git.

1.11.1 (28 July 2011)

1.11.0 (27 July 2011)

  • Give more useful output when comparing dicts and their subclasses.

  • Turn should_raise into a decorator form of ShouldRaise rather than the rather out-moded wrapper function that it was.

1.10.0 (19 July 2011)

1.9.2 (20 April 2011)

1.9.1 (11 March 2011)

  • Fix bug when ShouldRaise context managers incorrectly reported what exception was incorrectly raised when the incorrectly raised exception was a KeyError.

1.9.0 (11 February 2011)

  • Added TestComponents for getting a sterile registry when testing code that uses zope.component.

1.8.0 (14 January 2011)

  • Added full Sphinx-based documentation.

  • added a Manuel plugin for reading and writing files into a TempDirectory.

  • any existing log handlers present when a LogCapture is installed for a particular logger are now removed.

  • fix the semantics of should_raise, which should always expect an exception to be raised!

  • added the ShouldRaise context manager.

  • added recursive support to TempDirectory.listdir() and added the new TempDirectory.check_all method.

  • added support for forward-slash separated paths to all relevant TempDirectory methods.

  • added TempDirectory.getpath() method.

  • allow files and directories to be ignored by a regular expression specification when using TempDirectory.

  • made Comparison objects work when the attributes expected might be class attributes.

  • re-implement test_time so that it uses the correct way to get timezone-less time.

  • added set() along with delta and delta_type parameters to test_date, test_datetime and test_time.

  • allow the date class returned by the today() method to be configured.

  • added the OutputCapture context manager.

  • added the StringComparison class.

  • added options to ignore trailing whitespace and blank lines when comparing multi-line strings with compare().

  • fixed bugs in the handling of some exception types when using Comparison, ShouldRaise or should_raise.

  • changed wrap() to correctly set __name__, along with some other attributes, which should help when using the decorators with certain testing frameworks.

1.7.0 (20 January 2010)

  • fixed a bug where the @replace decorator passed a classmethod rather than the replacment to the decorated callable when replacing a classmethod

  • added set method to test_date, test_datetime and test_time to allow setting the parameters for the next instance to be returned.

  • added delta and delta_type parameters to test_date,test_datetime and test_time to control the intervals between returned instances.

1.6.2 (23 September 2009)

  • changed Comparison to use __eq__ and __ne__ instead of the deprecated __cmp__

  • documented that order matters when using Comparisons with objects that implement __eq__ themselves, such as instances of Django models.

1.6.1 (06 September 2009)

  • @replace and Replacer.replace can now replace attributes that may not be present, provided the strict parameter is passed as False.

  • should_raise now catches BaseException rather than Exception so raising of SystemExit and KeyboardInterrupt can be tested.

1.6.0 (09 May 2009)

  • added support for using TempDirectory, Replacer and LogCapture as context managers.

  • fixed test failure in Python 2.6.

1.5.4 (11 Feb 2009)

  • fix bug where should_raise didn’t complain when no exception was raised but one was expected.

  • clarified that the return of a should_raise call will be None in the event that an exception is raised but no expected exception is specified.

1.5.3 (17 Dec 2008)

  • should_raise now supports methods other than __call__

1.5.2 (14 Dec 2008)

  • added makedir and check_dir methods to TempDirectory and added support for sub directories to read and write

1.5.1 (12 Dec 2008)

  • added path parameter to write method of TempDirectory so that the full path of the file written can be easilly obtained

1.5.0 (12 Dec 2008)

  • added handy read and write methods to TempDirectory for creating and reading files in the temporary directory

  • added support for rich comparison of objects that don’t support vars()

1.4.0 (12 Dec 2008)

  • improved representation of failed Comparison

  • improved representation of failed compare with sequences

1.3.1 (10 Dec 2008)

  • fixed bug that occurs when directory was deleted by a test that use tempdir or TempDirectory

1.3.0 (9 Dec 2008)

  • added TempDirectory helper

  • added tempdir decorator

1.2.0 (3 Dec 2008)

  • LogCaptures now auto-install on creation unless configured otherwise

  • LogCaptures now have a clear method

  • LogCaptures now have a class method uninstall_all that uninstalls all instances of LogCapture. Handy for a tearDown method in doctests.

1.1.0 (3 Dec 2008)

  • add support to Comparisons for only comparing some attributes

  • move to use zope.dottedname

1.0.0 (26 Nov 2008)

  • Initial Release