[Python-ideas] Official site-packages/test directory

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Jan 19 11:48:00 EST 2018

On Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 8:30 AM, Wolfgang Maier <
wolfgang.maier at biologie.uni-freiburg.de> wrote:

> 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?

Oh, I just realized there's another problem here. The existing 'test'
package (which is not a namespace package) would hide the
site-packages/test directory.

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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