[Numpy-discussion] pytest and degrees of separation.
tcaswell at gmail.com
Tue Jul 11 18:04:01 EDT 2017
Going with option 2 is probably the best option so that you can use pytest
fixtures and parameterization.
Might be worth looking at how Matplotlib re-arranged things on our master
branch to maintain back-compatibility with nose-specific tools that were
used by down-stream projects.
On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 4:22 PM Sebastian Berg <sebastian at sipsolutions.net>
> On Tue, 2017-07-11 at 14:49 -0600, Charles R Harris wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > Just looking for opinions and feedback on the need to keep NumPy from
> > having a hard nose/pytest dependency. The options as I see them are:
> > pytest is never imported until the tests are run -- current practice
> > with nose
> > pytest is never imported unless the testfiles are imported -- what I
> > would like
> > pytest is imported together when numpy is -- what we need to avoid.
> > Currently the approach has been 1), but I think 2) makes more sense
> > and allows more flexibility.
> I am not quite sure about everything here. My guess is we can do
> whatever we want when it comes to our own tests, and I don't mind just
> switching everything to pytest (I for one am happy as long as I can run
> `runtests.py` ;)).
> When it comes to the utils we provide, those should keep working
> without nose/pytest if they worked before without it I think.
> My guess is that all your options do that, so I think we should take
> the one that gives the nicest maintainable code :). Though can't say I
> looked enough into it to really make a well educated decision, that
> probably means your option 2.
> - Sebastian
> > Thoughts?
> > Chuck
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