[TIP] Multiplatform testing with nose
jml at mumak.net
Tue Feb 15 03:23:23 PST 2011
On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 11:19 AM, Michael Foord
<fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk> wrote:
> On 14/02/2011 21:53, Éric Araujo wrote:
>> Le 14/02/2011 18:45, holger krekel a écrit :
>>> Besides, it's always good to avoid code in __init__.py
>>> files including imports.
>> Could you elaborate on the reasons for that? This has come up recently
>> on another ML, python-dev I think, and the only rationale was use of
>> setuptools namespace packages.
> Seeing lots of code in an __init__.py always offends me, but I'm not sure I
> can fully rationalise it. :-)
My favorite reason is that the code in __init__ is *always* executed
if you import a module within that package. The more code you have
there, the less independence each module has. This most frequently
bites me by generating silly circular import errors.
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