[Avocado-devel] Implement skip class decorator

Amador Pahim amador at pahim.org
Mon May 4 13:01:25 UTC 2020

On Mon, May 4, 2020 at 11:55 AM Jan Richter <jarichte at redhat.com> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> some time ago was added the ability for avocado.skip decorators to be used
> on classes. This decorator just loop over all the methods of the class and
> marks them as skip
> https://github.com/avocado-framework/avocado/pull/3570
> However, this implementation comes a question if this is enough, so I
> created this issue.
> https://github.com/avocado-framework/avocado/issues/3579
> Because when we want to skip some class, there shouldn't be any code
> executed at all, no initialization, nothing. I spent some time on that, and
> I didn't find an efficient way how to do that. So I would like to start a
> discussion about how it can be done.
> The problem is that is difficult to use classic python decorators on that
> because they are called with initialization of test class, but at that time
> the Loader already loads this test class, and we want to skip that too.
> One possible way is to use some tag for skipping, which can be parsed from
> the test file. But there is a lot of problems with parsing, like how we
> deal with skipIf. Another solution is to use decorators and skip the
> initialization of test class and then delete it from the Loader. But I
> think that in practice it will have the same effect as looping over all the
> methods of the test class.

Can we avoid loading the class that has the decorator? We are using inspect

> Now I am stuck in the dead-end with this problem, so any comments or
> suggestion will help me a lot.
> Best regards,
> --
> Jan Richter
> Intern
> Red Hat <https://www.redhat.com/>
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