[Python-Dev] Python Language Summit at PyCon: Agenda

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon Mar 4 17:51:04 CET 2013

On Mar 04, 2013, at 11:34 AM, Brett Cannon wrote:

>> And One True Way of invoking and/or discovering how to invoke, a package's
>> test suite.
>How does unittest's test discovery not solve that?

I should have added "from the command line".  E.g. is it:

$ python -m unittest discover
$ python setup.py test
$ python setup.py nosetests
$ python -m nose test
$ nosetests-X.Y

Besides having a multitude of choices, there's almost no way to automatically
discover (e.g. by metadata inspection or some such) how to invoke the tests.
You're often lucky if there's a README.test and it's still accurate.

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