[Python-ideas] Official site-packages/test directory
wolfgang.maier at biologie.uni-freiburg.de
Fri Jan 19 11:30:56 EST 2018
On 01/19/2018 03:27 PM, Stefan Krah wrote:
> I wonder if we could get an official site-packages/test directory. Currently
> it seems to be problematic to distribute tests if they are outside the package
> directory. Here is a nice overview of the two main layout possibilities:
> I like the outside-the-package approach, mostly for reasons described very
> eloquently here:
> CPython itself of course also uses Lib/foo.py and Lib/test/test_foo.py, so it
> would make sense to have site-packages/foo.py and site-packages/test/test_foo.py.
> For me, this is the natural layout.
I think that's a really nice idea.
With an official site-packages/test directory there could be pip support
for optionally installing tests alongside a package if its layout allows
it. So end users could just install things without tests, but developers
could do: pip install <package> --with-tests or something to get everything?
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