23. Development Tools

The modules described in this chapter help you write software. For example, the pydoc module takes a module and generates documentation based on the module's contents. The doctest and unittest modules contains frameworks for writing unit tests that automatically exercise code and verify that the expected output is produced.

The list of modules described in this chapter is:

pydoc   Documentation generator and online help system.
doctest   A framework for verifying interactive Python examples.
unittest   Unit testing framework for Python.
test   Regression tests package containing the testing suite for Python.
test.test_support   Support for Python regression tests.

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