[Distutils] unit test support for distutils
Fri Apr 27 05:08:00 2001
"Fred L. Drake, Jr." wrote:
> I'm sure others have taken a stab at this, but I'd like to suggest
> that we include some support for a standard test command for
> setup.py. I've attached the command I've been playing with, but would
> love to hear other suggestions as well.
> Drop the attached file into the standard library as
> distutils/command/test.py. It adds the command "test" parallel to the
> "build" and "install" commands. It expects a directory named "test"
> parallel to the setup.py script; that directory is searched for Python
> module files named test_*.py. Each such module is imported; if a
> callable named test_suite() is found, it should return a
> unittest.TestSuite instance that can be run.
Wouldn't it be better to explicitly name the test script using
a keyword parameter to setup() ?
> I'm sure there's a
> better way to report failures, but I haven't had time to dig that
> deeply into the distutils yet.
* test (if available) should be run prior to install
* installing should not be possible with failing tests (errors) unless
an override option is used
* the test command should have an option to turn warnings into
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