[Numpy-discussion] Monkeypatching vs nose plugin?

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Wed Jul 16 21:00:48 CDT 2008

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 20:42, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:
> Howdy,
> In working on the ipython testing  machinery, I looked at the numpy
> nosetester.py file and found that it works by monkeypatching nose
> itself.  I'm curious as to why this approach was taken rather than
> constructing a plugin object.  In general, monkeypatching should be
> done as a last-resort trick, because it tends to be brittle and can
> cause bizarre problems to users who after running numpy.test() find
> that their normal nose-using code starts doing funny things.
> Any thoughts/insights?

Is there a way to do it programatically without requiring numpy to be
installed with setuptools?

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
 -- Umberto Eco

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