Coverage 4.5

Sunday 4 February 2018

Just out: coverage.py v4.5.

There’s one new feature: configurator plug-ins, that let you run Python code at startup to set the configuration for coverage. This side-steps a requested feature to have different exclusion pragmas for different versions of Python.

People wanted to be able to say, this line of code is excluded from coverage when run under Python 3, but not under Python 2. That sounds simple enough, but then some wanted to be able to exclude for Python 3.5, but not 3.6. Or, excluded when running under PyPy, but not under CPython.

I could see this turning into a never-ending road of finer and finer differentiation. Next would be operating systems, or versions of Django, or, etc, etc, etc.

Rather than me building all that into coverage itself, now you can write your own plug-in that makes all those determinations, and sets the exclude pragmas as you like.

Comments

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Terry Jan Reedy 9:20 PM on 4 Feb 2018

Nice. idlelib has OS-specific code and once had code dependent on tcl/tk version and might again.

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