[Python-Dev] Location of tests for packages

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Tue Jan 25 00:21:48 CET 2011

Le mardi 25 janvier 2011 à 00:14 +0100, "Martin v. Löwis" a écrit :
> >> 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.

My point was that these changes can take place after 3.2 (both final and



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