[Python-Dev] Location of tests for packages

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Jan 25 00:14:21 CET 2011

>> This isn't a critical issue (nothing is broken) but we're a week
>> from another release candidate, so the new Py3.2 package
>> organization (unittest was flat in Py3.1 and its test were under
>> Lib/test) is about to become a de-facto decision that will be hard
>> to undo.
> Well can we stop being melodramatic? Tests are not part of the API
> and so they are free to move whenever we want. No need to hold a
> release candidate for that.

Of course there is. Any addition or removal of files at this point has
the chance of breaking the release process, which may fail to pick up
files, or break in trying to pick up files that it expected to be there.
This has happened *many* times during the alpha and beta releases of
3.2, so it's not at all a theoretical problem.

After the next release candidate, I'd prefer to see no changes
whatsoever to the tree (but it's Georg's decision, of course).


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