[Numpy-discussion] pytest and degrees of separation.
ralf.gommers at gmail.com
Wed Jul 12 03:26:53 EDT 2017
On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 11:06 AM, Chris Barker <chris.barker at noaa.gov>
> On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 5:04 PM, Thomas Caswell <tcaswell at gmail.com>
>> Going with option 2 is probably the best option so that you can use
>> pytest fixtures and parameterization.
> I agree -- those are worth a lot!
Maybe I'm dense, but I don't quite see the difference between 1 and 2. Test
files should never be imported unless tests are run, they're not part of
any public API nor do they currently have __init__.py files.
>> 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> wrote:
>>> 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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