At 11:35 AM 11/15/2007 -0500, Tres Seaver wrote:
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Jim Fulton wrote:
On Mar 11, 2007, at 11:08 AM, Nathan R. Yergler wrote: ...
I tried using zc.recipe.testbrowser, thinking that maybe it'd look at the tests_require for the target eggs, but no such luck.
The tests_require option is only visible to the setup script. It doesn't cause any data to be included in egg info. It is an attractive nuisance IMO.
I hope the attached patch (against the head of the setuptools 0.6 branch) makes it less of a nuisance. The patch adds an egg-info file entry point which writes the 'tests_require' value to a fill in the .egg-info directory.
Interesting, and worth considering. Meanwhile, note that you can also distribute this as a plugin, or register the entry point in zc.buildout. That is, you don't need this to be a patch in order to get the same behavior in a given Python installation.