[python-uk] copyright info in source

John Lee jjl at pobox.com
Thu Sep 12 21:08:54 CEST 2013

On Wed, 11 Sep 2013, Jonathan Hartley wrote:
>> I've seen it done in a special "coding style test suite" (that gets run 
>> along with all the other tests).  Slightly nicer than a push hook IMO 
>> because you see it earlier and because it works the same way as all your 
>> other automated tests of your code.  There was a bit of special code so 
>> that you got one failure per coding style violation I think (including one 
>> per missing copyright statement), but those are bonus points.
>> Maybe somebody has written a test runner plugin that does that? My quick 
>> searches didn't turn one up, though there is this, which could easily be 
>> adapted (not a plugin, and looks like it wants to be)
>> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12227443/is-there-a-plugin-for-pylint-and-pyflakes-for-nose-tests 
>> John
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> I don't think it should be a test runner plugin, so much as just a test. 
> Maybe a big common utility function (in a pypi package) which a tiny custom 
> test function can then call to parametrize it for your project.

That works.  The reason I suggested a plugin was so that plugin hooks can 
give the coding style check function the modules (and scripts) on which to 


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