[Twisted-Python] Running Twisted tests with testtools

Jonathan Lange jml at mumak.net
Mon Feb 6 14:01:30 EST 2012

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 6:37 PM, Glyph Lefkowitz <glyph at twistedmatrix.com> wrote:
> On Feb 6, 2012, at 10:48 AM, Jonathan Lange wrote:
> In my ideal world, Twisted's TestCase would inherit from testtools's
> TestCase and would continue to provide the same API it does today.
> This might not be everyone else's ideal though, and the path from here
> to there is unclear to me. I welcome your thoughts.
> While testtools' features are nice, and I will likely even elect to use
> myself it for testing some Twisted applications in the future, I would set
> the bar very high for making testtools a required dependency for Twisted's
> own test suite.

I highly recommend trying it out.

>  Just for starters, the Python packaging ecosystem disaster
> would need to be fixed;

As much as I would like to see that happen, I am not ever going to do
anything about it.

> also, the name of the package should be changed to
> be more unique so that users wouldn't find things like
> <http://www.testtools.com/> and <https://github.com/ferruhy/testtools> when
> searching around the web for the contents of the inevitable packaging error
> message.

We've already renamed once (from pyunit3k). Would consider renaming
again if someone suggested something sufficiently good.

Thanks for the reply.


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