[Python-Dev] built-in Python test runner (was: Python Language Summit at PyCon: Agenda)
eliben at gmail.com
Tue Mar 5 01:35:41 CET 2013
On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 4:09 PM, Robert Collins <robertc at robertcollins.net>wrote:
> On 5 March 2013 12:49, Eli Bendersky <eliben at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 2:14 PM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
> >> On Mar 05, 2013, at 11:01 AM, Robert Collins wrote:
> >> >The big thing is automated tools, not developers.
> >> Exactly.
> > I don't understand. Is "python -m unittest discover" too much typing for
> > automatic tools? If anything, it's much more portable across Python
> > since any new coommand/script won't be added before 3.4, while the longer
> > version works in 2.7 and 3.2+
> It isn't about length. It is about knowing that *that* is what to type
> (and btw that exact command cannot run twisted's tests, among many
> other projects tests).
> Perhaps we are talking about different things. A top level script to
> run tests is interesting, but orthogonal to the thing Barry was asking
I'm specifically referring to a new top-level script that will run all
unittests in discovery mode from the current directory, as a shortcut to
"python -m unittest discover". ISTM this is at leas in part what was
discussed, and my email was in this context.
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