We sprinted together with Chris on adding doctests with distutils, by taking each command and adding a doctest that demonstrates it.
Chris worked under windows and I worked under Mac, which was great to get more robust tests quickly.
We covered so far 7 commands with various level of details (egg_infos.txt is more detailed for instance).
We think it is the best approach to start things up, as the tests will evolve on each code change later.
I guess we will continue covering commands, and wait for Phillip feedback and others.
Especially about the amount of "magic" doctesting.py introduces into the doctests syntax.
That was a very productive and fun sprint,