[pypy-dev] pytest2 branch ready

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Mon Mar 7 01:00:00 CET 2011

2011/3/6 Laura Creighton <lac at openend.se>:
> In a message of Sun, 06 Mar 2011 19:00:04 GMT, holger krekel writes:
> <snip>
>>On a sidenote, i'd actually like to avoid shipping pytest and
>>py lib within the PyPy source tree especially now that there are
>>three extra items "pytest.py", "py" and "_pytest" cluttering
>>up the pypy root. (There are good reasons for this which
>>have not much to do with PyPy though).  FWIW I don't plan to
>>do many wild releases of pytest in the foreseeable future :)
> I think I am confused.  If we begin shipping pypy without a py.test
> that is known to work with it, then some year in the future some poor
> soul (maybe me) who happens to want to run an old verion of pypy --
> say a hypothetical pypy 1.5 that comes with no included py.test --
> may find that your latest and greatest py.test does not run the tests.
> And then it will be a matter of archeology to find out what version of
> py.test does work with this release.  Is there something wrong with
> this understanding?

If you're using an old version of PyPy, there's probably going to be a
lot of archeology anyway. I don't see how py.test is any different
than another dep like gcc or boehm.


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