snakeoil is a python library that implements optimized versions of common python functionality. Some classes and functions have cpython equivalents, but they all have native python implementations too.
Installing latest pypi release in a virtualenv:
pip install snakeoil
Installing from git in a virtualenv:
pip install https://github.com/pkgcore/snakeoil/archive/master.tar.gz
Installing from a tarball or git repo:
python setup.py install
A standalone test runner is integrated in setup.py; to run, just execute:
python setup.py test
In addition, a tox config is provided so the testsuite can be run in a virtualenv setup against all supported python versions. To run tests for all environments just execute tox in the root directory of a repo or unpacked tarball. Otherwise, for a specific python version execute something similar to the following:
tox -e py27
Note that mock is required for tests if you're using anything less than python 3.3.
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For bugs and feature requests please create an issue on Github.