[TIP] Fwd: Nose and doctests in extension modules...

Fernando Perez fperez.net at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 10:31:32 PDT 2008

On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 7:15 AM, jason pellerin <jpellerin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Looks like I (again!) failed to send a reply to the whole list. Go me!
> Anyway, to summarize in case you don't want to read my whole spiel:
> the problem is less with nose than with doctest itself. A new
> DocTestFinder subclass will be needed that also looks for docstrings
> in builtin functions, since that's what primes.primes is; just telling
> nose to look in primes will not help without that. I'll be happy to
> accept a patch to nose that implements such a subclass. In fact, I
> seem to recall that Titus has commit rights, so he can cut a branch
> and get right to work, and if you guys work fast enough it can be in
> 0.11. :)

For ipython I already have fairly complex doctest-finding needs, so I
may end up fixing this in the process.  I'll keep you posted, and if I
get something working I'll get in touch with Titus.

And as we said, worst case scenario, we'll make it a scipy sprint
topic and fix it there.



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