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[pytest runner] re-add --options flag as a shlexed list of strings #5790

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baroquebobcat commented May 7, 2018


--options was removed from pytest when cleaning up some issues with passthrough args (#5594). This made it more difficult to pass arbitrary args for pytest runs for automated use cases or to have options set in pants.ini. It makes it more difficult because now those options must be collated and appended to the end of the command in all cases. If the command construction code splits up how different flags are populated, it can be difficult to ensure that a particular flag's contents always ends up at the end.


Bring back the options flag, but only shlex it and not the passthrough args.

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@@ -109,7 +110,7 @@ def register_options(cls, register):
"emitted to that file (prefix). Note that tests may run in a different cwd, so "
"it's best to use an absolute path to make it easy to find the subprocess "
"profiles later.")

register('--options', type=list, fingerprint=True, help='Pass these options to pytest.')

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stuhood May 7, 2018


Perhaps helpful to point out that passthrough args are supported for this option.

@baroquebobcat baroquebobcat merged commit de51e16 into pantsbuild:master May 8, 2018

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