Issue #4 new

Detect when the fail exception was caught in the test

Floris Bruynooghe
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Sometimes a test can catch the pytest.fail.Exception itself which makes it look like the test was fine while it did really time out.

One improvement is to use an exception which is a subclass of BaseException instead. Then in the pytest_runtest_call hook catch this exception and change it to a pytest.fail.Exception.

Another improvement is to mark the test item as timed out in the signal handler. Then e.g. pytest_runtest_call call can detect when the test cheated and caught the exception, after which it can fail it anyway with an appropriate message.

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