[Distutils] [issue24] Rename easy_install

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 17:40:08 CEST 2008

On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 7:14 PM, Dave Peterson <dpeterson at enthought.com>

> If you want to expand the available development pool for setuptools, I
>> would strongly suggest focusing development efforts on creating a regression
>> test suite emphasizing end-to-end functional testing of the current
>> functionality.  Such tests would ideally be factored for narrative clarity
>> and compact expressiveness, rather like Jim Fulton's doctests for
>> easy_install's .exe wrappers, and the doctests for zc.buildout.  (Because if
>> they're too complicated for me to read, they'll take too long for me to
>> review.)
> Okay, we'll see what we can do about that here at Enthought.  So far we'd
> been focusing on bugs / new features that we thought needed to be addressed
> but that effort can be redirected a bit to helping write tests.  I think
> Tarek suggested a sprint this weekend but I'm not sure if any of our guys
> will be available that soon.  I'll ask around.

Ok cool,

I can spend a bit of time on sunday on this topic, writing a few scenarii.
What I have been thinking of is:

- a doctest for each command setuptools provides
- a doctest for easy_install
- a doctest that uses setuptools/distutils to build, release, and upload a

Anything else in mind ?


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