Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#3735 closed (wontfix)

Add the ability for fixtures to be dynamic

Reported by: Russell Keith-Magee Owned by: Russell Keith-Magee
Component: Testing framework Version: master
Severity: Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Design decision needed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
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Gijs <gijs.nijholt@…> raised the idea of dynamic fixtures. These are available in Rails; Rails fixture files (in YAML) can have embedded Ruby commands in them, so:

<% for i in 1..1000 %> 
fix_<%= i %>:
  id: <%= i %>
  name: guy_<%= 1 %>
<% end %> 

would define a fixture with 1000 instances of an object.

Django fixtures would benefit from having a similar capability. Using ERb is out of the question, but the Django template system could be a candidate for providing logic to _any_ fixture format.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Russell Keith-Magee

Status: newassigned
Triage Stage: UnreviewedDesign decision needed

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by Russell Keith-Magee

Resolution: wontfix
Status: assignedclosed

Opinion on the dev list resolved that this would unnecessarily complicate the fixtures engine, for functionality that could be implemented as raw code in the test setUp() block.

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