[Distutils] Where should I put tests when packaging python modules?

Ionel Cristian Mărieș contact at ionelmc.ro
Wed Oct 7 15:42:05 CEST 2015

On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 3:18 PM, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:

> tox and setup.py test are not really equivalent. There’s no way (to my
> knowledge) to test the item outside of a virtual environment. This is
> important for downstreams who want to test that the package build and the
> tests successfully are executed in their environment, not within some
> virtual environment.

​Hmmmm ... you're right. But making Tox not use virtualenvs is not
impossible - much alike​ to how Detox is working, we could have a "Tax"
(just made that up) that just skips making any virtualenv. It's a matter of
making two subclasses and a console_scripts entrypoint (I think). I think
it's a good name: ``use Tax instead of Tox if you wanna "tax" your global
site-packages`` :-)

We only need someone to do it.

-- Ionel Cristian Mărieș, http://blog.ionelmc.ro
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