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

Daniel Holth dholth at gmail.com
Mon Mar 4 21:02:35 CET 2013

On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 2:26 PM, Berker Peksağ <berker.peksag at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 9:14 PM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
>> On Mar 04, 2013, at 07:41 PM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
>>>> $ 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.
>>>I hope we can have a "pytest" utility that does the right thing in 3.4 :-)
>>>Typing "python -m unittest discover" is too cumbersome.
>> Where is this work being done (e.g. is there a PEP)?
> There is an open issue on the tracker: http://bugs.python.org/issue14266
> --Berker

setup.py's setup(test_suite="x")... not sure if this is a distutils or
setuptools feature. PEP 426 has an extension mechanism that could do
the job.

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