[Python-ideas] Official site-packages/test directory
wolfgang.maier at biologie.uni-freiburg.de
Fri Jan 19 11:55:25 EST 2018
On 01/19/2018 05:48 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 8:30 AM, Wolfgang Maier
> <wolfgang.maier at biologie.uni-freiburg.de
> <mailto: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.
Well, that shouldn't be a big obstacle since one could just as well
choose another name ( __tests__ for example?).
Alternatively, package-specific test directories could exist *inside*
site-packages. So much like today's <package>.dist-info directories
there could be <package>.test dirs?
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