[Baypiggies] A talk on testing frameworks

Minesh B. Amin mamin at mbasciences.com
Tue Jan 18 00:12:20 CET 2011

Hi Keith,

It is amazing how many basic things need to be revisited 
in the context of parallelism!

Basic thing about setuptools is the design philosophy of
"single-version, externally managed". So, one has to 
manipulate "sys.path" to pick the correct version ...
something that gets out of hand very quickly when, say,
trying to run multiple versions in parallel.

Basic thing about our solution is "multiple-versions, 
internally managed". "sys.path" would point to the root 
where multiple versions reside. The actual path is 
determined by the version picked, or inferred (in case 
of default behavior).

In other words, "sys.path" should be short and sweet :)
Also, the system should tell me as early as possible when 
packages I am interested in are not present -- a really 
important feature when dealing with multiple cluster/cloud 


On Mon, 2011-01-17 at 00:19 -0800, Keith Dart wrote:
> That would be nice. We came to the same conclusions as you. The
> Distribute/setuptools does offer some of that functionality already.
> Did you use that? If so a good talk on the use of setuptools would be
> good.
> -- Keith Dart

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