A TestResult object stores the results of a set of tests. The
TestCase and TestSuite classes ensure that results are
properly stored; test authors do not need to worry about recording the
outcome of tests.
Testing frameworks built on top of unittest may want
access to the TestResult object generated by running a set of
tests for reporting purposes; a TestResult instance is
returned by the TestRunner.run() method for this purpose.
Each instance holds the total number of tests run, and collections of
failures and errors that occurred among those test runs. The
collections contain tuples of (testcase,
exceptioninfo), where exceptioninfo is a tuple as
returned by sys.exc_info().
TestResult instances have the following attributes that will
be of interest when inspecting the results of running a set of tests:
Returns true if all tests run so far have passed, otherwise returns
The following methods of the TestResult class are used to
maintain the internal data structures, and mmay be extended in
subclasses to support additional reporting requirements. This is
particularly useful in building tools which support interactive
reporting while tests are being run.
This method can be called to signal that the set of tests being run
should be aborted. Once this has been called, the
TestRunner object return to its caller without running any
additional tests. This is used by the TextTestRunner class
to stop the test framework when the user signals an interrupt from
the keyboard. Interactive tools which provide runners can use this
in a similar manner.