[pytest-dev] [proposal] deprecating the pytest_namespace hook

Florian Bruhin me at the-compiler.org
Mon Sep 5 07:47:06 EDT 2016

* Floris Bruynooghe <flub at devork.be> [2016-09-05 12:11:12 +0100]:
> > >     the second problem it creates is, it makes the pytest namespace
> > >     impossible to introspect for external tools
> > > 
> > > I agree that's annoying, but that's a problem in general on how dynamic
> > > pytest is (IDEs don't autocomplete on fixture parameters either), so I
> > > would say this is small.
> If the external tools would call `pytest.init()` before introspecting
> then it would work just fine.  We could even provide a pylint plugin
> by default for this in that case.  That would be nice.

FWIW I recently updated pylint's "brain" module for pytest so it at
least understands stuff added in pytest 3:


But I agree this is less than optimal.


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