Introduce pytest command as recommended entry point #1629

davehunt opened this Issue Jun 21, 2016 · 3 comments


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davehunt commented Jun 21, 2016

It should be possible to run pytest using pytest command in addition to the existing py.test. This resolves a naming confusion that has existed for many years.

Explanation of py.test vs pytest from FAQ:

Some of the reasons are historic, others are practical. pytest used to be part of the py package which provided several developer utilities, all starting with py.<TAB>, thus providing nice TAB-completion. If you install pip install pycmd you get these tools from a separate package. These days the command line tool could be called pytest but since many people have gotten used to the old name and there is another tool named “pytest” we just decided to stick with py.test for now.

The issue with the 'other tool' has been resolved for some time now, so from pytest 3.0 we will supported and recommend use of pytest as the main command instead of py.test. It's possible that in future we will deprecate py.test and potentially even remove it.

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Add test to make sure expected entry points exist (#1629 )
We had  to  change a bit to make it easier to test (move module level code to only function where it is used)

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davehunt Jun 22, 2016


This was fixed in ef9dd14


davehunt commented Jun 22, 2016

This was fixed in ef9dd14

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RonnyPfannschmidt added a commit that referenced this issue Jun 22, 2016

Merge pull request #1640 from Avira/features
Add tests for entry points (#1629 )

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Initial Update #1

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Pin pytest to latest version 3.2.5 #443

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pytest is recommended entry point #23

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Use pytest instead of py.test #647

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