Sunday, May 6, 2012

Turn Python warnings into errors

It's generally good practice to run unit tests with warnings turned into errors to ensure deprecation warnings are honoured in a timely manner. Despite often coming across people saying that this can be done with a command line flag, after a bit of searching around I couldn't find a simple example of how to do this.

After a bit of trial and error it turns out to be very simple:

python -W error

The above flag will turn all warnings into errors.

For more complex usage Doug Hellman has a good write up:

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