[Distutils] tests_require and test_suite in egg-info
jim at zope.com
Thu Jan 4 23:10:55 CET 2007
On Jan 4, 2007, at 4:37 PM, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 04:14 PM 1/4/2007 -0500, Jim Fulton wrote:
>> It appears that the values of the tests_require and test_suite
>> keyword arguments isn't captured in egg-info. Am I missing
>> something? Why would this information be omitted?
> Because the only existing tool that uses that information (the test
> command) can't be run without the setup.py, which isn't installed
> with the egg.
> In any case, many projects treat tests as development tools only,
> rather than installing them with the project's main code.
Many projects like to run tests even of packages they use, especially
if there is a problem.
>> I would like to
>> use it when generating test runners in zc.buildout.
> Well, you could add an egg_info plugin writer to do it, or you
> could add a custom setuptools command like "create_test_runners"
> and run setup.py on it. There are probably also other ways I
> haven't thought of. :)
I can't do any of this if all I have is an egg. I want to be able to
be able to run the
tests that come with eggs.
I suggest that it would be better for setuptools to record this
information by default.
Then again, I think that these are duplicative of other features.
tests_require could just be handled by an entry in extras_require for
extra and test suites could be handled as entry points.
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