python -m discover -v doesn't set verbosity

Bug #872906 reported by John A Meinel
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Bug Description

I'm trying to get the list of tests that i'm running. "discover" allows a "-v" argument, but the default implementation does nothing.

I want something like:
$ py -c "import sys; from testtools import run; import unittest; prog = run.TestProgram(testRunner=unittest.TextTestRunner(verbosity=2), stdout=sys.stdout)" discover

This is compounded by the fact that testscenarios.TestWithScenario not showing up for --list

Tags: runner
Jonathan Lange (jml)
Changed in testtools:
importance: Undecided → Critical
status: New → Triaged
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Jonathan Lange (jml) wrote :

Phwoar. I looked into this, and basically the whole thing is a mess. We advertise all of these options but essentially do nothing with any of them.

Makes me regret having in there in the first place – the world has enough test runners and I don't see that we can add a lot of value.

Not really sure what to do about this. Options are:
 * rise to the challenge, make behave the way it says
 * make's help be more accurate, cull all of the options we don't support
 * kill entirely

Maybe there are more. Those are the ones that leap to mind now.

In any case, I don't think this bug is a release blocker. Am downgrading to medium.

Changed in testtools:
importance: Critical → Medium
Jonathan Lange (jml)
tags: added: runner
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