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pytest-cache 1.0

pytest plugin with mechanisms for caching across test runs

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Usage

install via:

pip install pytest-cache

after which other plugins can access a new config.cache object which helps sharing values between py.test invocations.

The plugin provides two options to rerun failures, namely --lf to only re-run the failures and --ff to run all tests but the failures from the last run first. For cleanup (usually not needed), a --clearcache option allows to remove all cross-session cache contents ahead of a test run.

Rerunning only failures or failures first

First, let's create 50 test invocation of which only 2 fail:

# content of test_50.py
import pytest

@pytest.mark.parametrize("i", range(50))
def test_num(i):
    if i in (17,25):
       pytest.fail("bad luck")

If you run this for the first time you will see two failures:

$ py.test -q
.................F.......F........................
=================================== FAILURES ===================================
_________________________________ test_num[17] _________________________________

i = 17

    @pytest.mark.parametrize("i", range(50))
    def test_num(i):
        if i in (17,25):
>          pytest.fail("bad luck")
E          Failed: bad luck

test_50.py:6: Failed
_________________________________ test_num[25] _________________________________

i = 25

    @pytest.mark.parametrize("i", range(50))
    def test_num(i):
        if i in (17,25):
>          pytest.fail("bad luck")
E          Failed: bad luck

test_50.py:6: Failed

If you then run it with --lf you will run only the two failing test from the last run:

$ py.test --lf
============================= test session starts ==============================
platform linux2 -- Python 2.7.3 -- pytest-2.3.5
run-last-failure: rerun last 2 failures
plugins: cache
collected 50 items

test_50.py FF

=================================== FAILURES ===================================
_________________________________ test_num[17] _________________________________

i = 17

    @pytest.mark.parametrize("i", range(50))
    def test_num(i):
        if i in (17,25):
>          pytest.fail("bad luck")
E          Failed: bad luck

test_50.py:6: Failed
_________________________________ test_num[25] _________________________________

i = 25

    @pytest.mark.parametrize("i", range(50))
    def test_num(i):
        if i in (17,25):
>          pytest.fail("bad luck")
E          Failed: bad luck

test_50.py:6: Failed
=================== 2 failed, 48 deselected in 0.02 seconds ====================

The last line indicates that 48 tests have not been run.

If you run with the --ff option, all tests will be run but the first failures will be executed first (as can be seen from the series of FF and dots):

$ py.test --ff
============================= test session starts ==============================
platform linux2 -- Python 2.7.3 -- pytest-2.3.5
run-last-failure: rerun last 2 failures first
plugins: cache
collected 50 items

test_50.py FF................................................

=================================== FAILURES ===================================
_________________________________ test_num[17] _________________________________

i = 17

    @pytest.mark.parametrize("i", range(50))
    def test_num(i):
        if i in (17,25):
>          pytest.fail("bad luck")
E          Failed: bad luck

test_50.py:6: Failed
_________________________________ test_num[25] _________________________________

i = 25

    @pytest.mark.parametrize("i", range(50))
    def test_num(i):
        if i in (17,25):
>          pytest.fail("bad luck")
E          Failed: bad luck

test_50.py:6: Failed
===================== 2 failed, 48 passed in 0.07 seconds ======================

The new config.cache object

Plugins or conftest.py support code can get a cached value using the pytest config object. Here is a basic example plugin which implements a funcarg which re-uses previously created state across py.test invocations:

# content of test_caching.py
import time

def pytest_funcarg__mydata(request):
    val = request.config.cache.get("example/value", None)
    if val is None:
        time.sleep(9*0.6) # expensive computation :)
        val = 42
        request.config.cache.set("example/value", val)
    return val

def test_function(mydata):
    assert mydata == 23

If you run this command once, it will take a while because of the sleep:

$ py.test -q
F
=================================== FAILURES ===================================
________________________________ test_function _________________________________

mydata = 42

    def test_function(mydata):
>       assert mydata == 23
E       assert 42 == 23

test_caching.py:12: AssertionError

If you run it a second time the value will be retrieved from the cache and this will be quick:

$ py.test -q
F
=================================== FAILURES ===================================
________________________________ test_function _________________________________

mydata = 42

    def test_function(mydata):
>       assert mydata == 23
E       assert 42 == 23

test_caching.py:12: AssertionError

Consult the pytest-cache API for more details.

Inspecting Cache content

You can always peek at the content of the cache using the --cache command line option:

$ py.test --cache
============================= test session starts ==============================
platform linux2 -- Python 2.7.3 -- pytest-2.3.5
plugins: cache
cachedir: /tmp/doc-exec-6/.cache
--------------------------------- cache values ---------------------------------
example/value contains:
  42
cache/lastfailed contains:
  set(['test_caching.py::test_function'])

===============================  in 0.01 seconds ===============================

Clearing Cache content

You can instruct pytest to clear all cache files and values by adding the --clearcache option like this:

py.test --clearcache

This is recommended for invocations from Continous Integration servers where isolation and correctness is more important than speed.

 
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