[Python-Dev] built-in Python test runner (was: Python Language Summit at PyCon: Agenda)

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue Mar 5 23:44:34 CET 2013

On 6 Mar 2013 05:51, "Barry Warsaw" <barry at python.org> wrote:
> On Mar 05, 2013, at 02:11 AM, Donald Stufft wrote:
> >Doesn't setuptools/distribute already have a setup.py test command? That
> >seems like the easiest way forward?
> Yes, and in theory it can make `python setup.py test` work well.  But
> are lots of little details (such as API differences for ensuring that
> run, "additional tests" discovery, etc.) that make this often not work so
> in practice.  Some of that is social and some of it is technical.  I still
> claim that including test suite information in a package's metadata would
be a
> win, but maybe that's just too much to hope for right now.

I think it's the right answer, too, but PEP 426 is already huge, so
metadata 2.1 is likely the earliest we will try to tackle the problem.


> -Barry
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