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Python 3 in CoderPad is generally identical to the Python 2.x environment.

One small difference is that mock is available in Python 3 in the stdlib, as unittest.mock.

Information about the Python 2.x environment is reproduced below:

The Python environment is augmented with a few REPL features as well as some helpful libraries.

The REPL uses IPython to provide a REPL with history, highlighting, and autocomplete. Additionally, whenever you run scripts in CoderPad’s editor, the REPL will deposit you at the exact line and state of any exceptions. If there were no errors, you will have a REPL with access to all of the variables and functions defined in your script.

The libraries included and ready for importing are:

Testing

We’ve got a few ways you can test your Python code in CoderPad:

  1. The excellent unittest library that ships with Python by default. Here’s a quick example:
import unittest class TestStringMethods(unittest.TestCase): def test_upper(self): self.assertEqual('foo'.upper(), 'FOO') def test_isupper(self): self.assertTrue('FOO'.isupper()) self.assertFalse('Foo'.isupper()) def test_split(self): s = 'hello world' self.assertEqual(s.split(), ['hello', 'world']) # s.split should throw when the separator is not a string with self.assertRaises(TypeError): s.split(2) unittest.main(exit=False)
Code language: Python (python)
  1. The versatile pytest. The above snippet of code would look like the following when written for pytest:
import pytest def test_upper(): assert 'foo'.upper() == 'FOO' def test_isupper(): assert 'FOO'.isupper() assert not 'Foo'.isupper() def test_split(): s = 'hello world' assert s.split() == ['hello', 'world'] # s.split should throw when the separator is not a string with pytest.raises(TypeError): s.split(2) pytest.main()
Code language: Python (python)
  1. mock is also available if you need to stub out some behavior. mock can of course be combined with unittest and pytest for even more fun. Here’s a quick usage example:
from mock import Mock mock = Mock() mock.method(1, 2, 3) mock.method.assert_called_with('this should break')
Code language: Python (python)
  1. hypothesis is available for property-based testing in Python. Calling test_decode_inverts_encode() fires up Hypothesis and tries to find an input that breaks your code. You can read more about it on their website, but here’s a stubbed example of how you might test that an encoding and decoding function both work:
from hypothesis import given from hypothesis.strategies import text def encode(string): # return encoded string def decode(string): # return decoded string @given(text()) def test_decode_inverts_encode(s): assert decode(encode(s)) == s test_decode_inverts_encode()
Code language: Python (python)

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