[Distutils] [zc.buildout] building a testrunner
marius at pov.lt
Fri Jul 25 12:02:54 CEST 2008
Context: Test runner gets confused by the egg cache that lives under its
On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 05:14:33PM -0400, Jim Fulton wrote:
> Arguably, the test runner recipe should be able to deal with this
> case. I view this as a bug. It would be great if someone reported
> it. :)
I'll report it.
On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 10:33:31PM +0100, Chris Withers wrote:
> Marius Gedminas wrote:
> >>if __name__ == '__main__':
> >> zope.testing.testrunner.run([
> >> '--test-path', '/home/chris/twiddler',
> >You don't want the test runner to look for tests
> >under /home/chris/twiddler/, which contains the egg cache directly under
> >it, as well as your Python packages.
> But these module names don't match any test pattern so why would they be
Because they contain submodules that do match the test pattern, IIUC.
> >* you want to be able to import 'twiddler', which means
> > /home/chris/twiddler/ must be in you sys.path
> >* you don't want setup.py or bootstrap.py to be in your sys.path, which
> > contradicts the above requirement
> Why don't I want them in my sys.path?
Uh, because otherwise my argument breaks down completely. ;-)
I suppose it's a matter of purity. I feel about extra files lying on my
sys.path about the same as I feel about ending statements with
semicolons in Python.
> I'm not sure I quite by this, I don't understand why zope.testing is
> trying to import something like:
It found a directory named 'tests' under
and naively converted the slashes to periods, assuming that the root of
the search three (i.e. the path passed with --test-path) is on your
I agree that this is a bug. It can be fixed by:
- not recursing into subdirectories with names that are invalid Python
- not recursing into subdirectories that don't have a __init__ (and
eggs/ certainly doesn't, I hope)
> That sounds like a good idea, but I'd prefer to solve this problem for
> anyone who might want to develop packages of mine.
Agreed. Bug filed as https://bugs.launchpad.net/zope.testing/+bug/251759
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