Is there a quick & accurate way to test a python install?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sun Dec 16 03:27:28 CET 2012

On 12/15/2012 9:21 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Saturday 15 December 2012 21:19:37 Terry Reedy did opine:
>> On 12/15/2012 8:38 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> see
>> 26.11.2.
> I'm not a python guru, Terry, so you will have to expand on this 26.11.2.

3.x on command line: python -m test
"Under the hood, it uses test.regrtest; the call python -m test.regrtest 
used in previous Python versions [ie, 2.x] still works)."

Followed by more options and os specifics. It is also possible to run 
interactively. 'import test; test.main()' may do it, but it have been 
awhile and is not documented.

Terry Jan Reedy

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