[TIP] data files for testing

Andrea Crotti andrea.crotti.0 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 17 13:44:48 PST 2011

Suppose I have some directories and files that I only use with my unit
now how should I address them?

I mean if for example I have

 - test
   + fake_directory
      + fake_data

The only way I found to be always able to access them is to use
"package_data" and
pkg_resources, which implies that I need to have the egg developed or
installed on my system.

Now isn't it normal practice to ignore the tests when installing eggs?
So suppose I can't rely on that how should I do?

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