[Distutils] sampleproject: use tox?

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 11:43:52 CEST 2015

On 9 October 2015 at 10:32, Thomas Güttler <guettliml at thomas-guettler.de> wrote:
> My question was: Any reasons not to use tox in the sample project?

1. Because the sample project is intended to explain how to *package*
a project, not how to test it, or document it, or any of a number of
other non-packaging things.
2. Because tox is not universally agreed as best practice, and the
sample project is intended to demonstrate agreed best practice.

> I search a simple guideline for new comers to set up
> a python project including testing.

The sample project is not intended for that purpose. It's a good
starting point for something like that, but that's not its purpose.


PS I sympathise with your wish for a "do this to set up your first
project" beginner's guide. I've wanted one of those myself for a long
time now. But I don't believe such a thing exists, unfortunately.

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