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evildmp commented Jan 17, 2013

The tutorial didn't mention how to run tests other than in a project, so I added a couple of short paragraphs.

I realised that doesn't either, and I think it should. does discuss it.


I'm not sure copy-pasting an unspecified script from one project to the other is the best advice here.

It seems to me the easiest is to ship test settings and use test --settings=test_settings mypluggableapp works.


evildmp commented Jan 17, 2013

Yes. But actually it seems like a lot more to explain than I first thought:

  • puts your project on the pythonpath, which is what makes any of it usable in the first place
  • the polls application is only available because of
  • test --settings=test_settings will only work if test_settings is a module on the python path

So it's not actually possible to use test without also explaining how to put something on the pythonpath.

It's looking more complex than is really appropriate for this tutorial, I think.


Agreed, I don't think this note is appropriate for the tutorial in its current state. If you'd like to flesh out the idea a bit more, we can consider adding it.

@timgraham timgraham closed this Feb 11, 2013
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