[TIP] Guidelines for where to put tests & how to package them

C. Titus Brown ctb at msu.edu
Sat Feb 27 11:15:49 PST 2010

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 07:36:59PM +0000, Michael Foord wrote:
>> test command performs test discovery (as a last recourse AFAICR, /me
>> cc-ing to P.J. Eby because probably he has further updates ;o) using a
>> loader: setuptools.comand.test.xxx
> I'd rather follow up with Tarek (cc'd) as the lead maintainer of both  
> distribute (the maintained fork of setuptools) and of distutils(2).

Aieeee, I'm trying to come up with a sensible convention BEFORE we bring
it to the stdlib people ;).

>> so it would be very nice when defining packaging
>> conventions, layout ... not to enforce the use of that protocol, so
>> that if another discovery is used then it could still be compatible
>> with the more abstract good practices. (all this said from my selfish
>> position, I confess)
> Yes, but get_suite/test_suite is not supported, so distutils2 still  
> *should* use a unittest supported protocol. Probably Tarek and I need to  
> discuss how the setup.py test command should work for distutils2. It  
> should support non-unittest tests as well (I guess?) so specifying a  
> unittest suite is not necessarily ideal.

YES, please let's support non-unittest tests.

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C. Titus Brown, ctb at msu.edu

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