I've just uploaded a patch to #4460 which adds the ability to start
individual tests or test cases from a test suite. Using this patch,
./manage.py test and ./runtests.py gain the ability to do the
# run all tests in the project
# run all tests in myapp
./manage.py test myapp
# run all the tests in the Foo TestCase contained in myapp
./manage.oy test myapp.Foo
# run the test_bar test in the Foo TestCase
./manage.py test myapp.Foo.test_bar
Other than adding the ability to invoke individual tests, this will
has no effect on most end users.
However, it does require a significant change to the prototype of
run_test, which will be backwards incompatible for anyone with a
customized test runner. Previously, run_tests accepted a list of
application modules; run_tests now takes a list of test labels, and it
is the responsibility of the test runner to load the appropriate apps.
Anyone with a customized test runner will need to incorporate module
loading code as part of their test runner.
This change won't affect most users, and it isn't difficult to make
the change for those users that will be affected (sample logic for an
implementation exists in the Django default test runner).
Are there any objections to making this change?
Russ Magee %-)