[TIP] nose2 backwards compatibility questions

Kumar McMillan kumar.mcmillan at gmail.com
Wed Aug 11 09:40:00 PDT 2010

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 11:14 AM, Michael Foord
<fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk> wrote:
>> I'd rather see the developer take responsibility for putting lib and
>> src dirs on their sys.path.
> It isn't just a question of adding directories to sys.path - test discovery
> has to happen in these directories using the right directory as the "top
> level" of the project for turning paths into importable names.
> The question is also one of supporting common project layouts "out of the
> box", so making it controllable is one thing and the default behaviour is
> another...

ohh, I missed the part about descending into lib/src dirs to look for
tests ;)  Carry on.

> (I'm a big fan of tox by the way - unittest2 itself is tested with tox.)
> Michael
>> It's as simple as this (in Nose):
>> class MyTestLayout(Plugin):
>>     ...
>>     def begin(self):
>>         sys.path.extend(['lib','src'])
>> nose.main(addplugins=[MyTestLayout()], ...)
>> Furthermore, I think something like tox [1] encourages a much better
>> practice whereby before any tests are run your module(s) under test
>> are installed just like they would be in real life.  You also can
>> specify any external modules to install that are specific to your test
>> suite (and not your production code).
>> [1] http://codespeak.net/tox/
>> -Kumar
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