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

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Tue Mar 5 01:35:51 CET 2013

On 4 Mar 2013, at 20:02, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

This is a setuptools extension. There was some discussion for packaging/distutils2 of having test support but I have no idea if that has been picked up for the new bunch of packaging related work.


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