On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 11:29 AM, Glyph Lefkowitz email@example.com wrote:
On Feb 7, 2017, at 6:59 AM, Jean-Paul Calderone firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 1:13 AM, Glyph Lefkowitz email@example.com wrote:
Thanks for highlighting those. I've put the link in the other direction as well.
Craig seems eager to go ahead with reverting this change in behavior.
As far as I can tell, no one has weighed in on the other side. So I'm inclined to go along with the reversion.
My 2¢ for the other side is: if trial does this, but twist and twistd don't, then it will be possible to get a passing test run for a plugin that doesn't get loaded. I think it would be simpler and easier to debug to leave these consistent.
This is an interesting corner case, but I think the twistd and twist issues should be pursued in separate discussions and tickets.
For trial, I would like to proceed with https://github.com/twisted/twisted/pull/672/ . With my conversion of trial to a console script, the new behavior was unintentional on my part. Since all the unit tests passed, I did not notice. In this ticket: https://twistedmatrix.com/trac/ticket/8978 Job-Evers-Meltzer provided a use-case where the new behavior of trial broke existing usage.
trial can be used as a general-purpose tool for running unittest-style tests, much like pytest or nose. The new behavior is disruptive, for minimal benefit, so I would like to restore the old behavior.
I added a unit test for this, so in future, if this breaks again, we will catch it.