[Python-Dev] adding a "test" fork to a setup.py package

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Tue Sep 11 20:38:44 CEST 2007


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On Sep 11, 2007, at 2:12 PM, Bill Janssen wrote:

> I'm packaging up the SSL support for Python 2.3, and I'd like to be
> able to include the unit test for it along with the package.  Ideally,
> I'd like to be able to say
>
>     % python setup.py build
>     % python setup.py test
>
> and have the regrtest.py module run my tests.  Any ideas (examples) of
> how to do that?

The email package does something like this by having most of the  
tests in a subpackage of enum, with a shim in Lib/test for regrtest.   
The standalone package has a testall script, but that should really  
be converted to nosetests or some such.

- -Barry

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