[Distutils] [venv] Re: two questions about virtualenv

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Fri Oct 16 20:09:08 CEST 2009

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ssteinerX at gmail.com wrote:
> On Oct 16, 2009, at 12:59 PM, Lennart Regebro wrote:
>>> I'm going to cross-post this to the distutils list as well.  If the  
>>> idea is
>>> to stabilize Distribute, get some tests in place, etc. then this  
>>> method of
>>> distribution  (running 2to3 in situ, as it were) is not the correct  
>>> way to
>>> do it from a "shipping the tested product" perspective.
>> I don't agree with that statement.
> This is not analogous to running a C compiler, it's analogous to  
> running a pre-processor maybe, but the fact that the distribution  
> doesn't run the tests on the exact code delivered in the package gives  
> me agita.

You can't run tests on an sdist:  at a minimus, you have to build it and
run the tests with the build directory on your path.  Tests run inside a
"develop" egg (a VCS checkout) are always potentially influenced by the
environment they are run in, which is why we need buildbots (or the
equivalent) for each supported platform.

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