[Numpy-discussion] Switching to nose test framework (was: NumpyTest problem)

Nathan Bell wnbell@gmail....
Sun Jun 8 17:49:59 CDT 2008

On Sun, Jun 8, 2008 at 6:15 AM, Alan McIntyre <alan.mcintyre@gmail.com> wrote:
> Right now there's "if __name__ == '__main__'" boilerplate at the end
> of every test module; nose can find and run tests without that being
> there.  I wanted to get the list's take on removing that--it just
> means that if you want to run the tests in one module, you have to do
> "nosetests numpy/blah/test_foo.py" instead of "python
> numpy/blah/test_foo.py".  Is there a reason not to remove that
> boilerplate since we've already decided to use nose?

When making frequent changes to test_foo.py, it's often nice to run
test_foo.py directly, rather than installing the whole package and
then testing via nose.

I would leave the decision up to the maintainers of the individual
submodules.  Personally, I find it useful to have.

Nathan Bell wnbell@gmail.com

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