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Fred Drake wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 5:26 PM, Malthe Borch <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> I didn't know there was a controversy, but I do remember that there was
>> consensus that ``extras_require`` is not the most elegant solution.
> Oh, there is!
>> If you can advise a different way to avoid pulling in
>> ``zope.app.testing`` I'm happy to revert the change; otherwise I think
>> we should live and let live with it since it at the very least does the job.
> There's no good way to avoid dependencies like zope.app.testing;
> because that's part of the test environment, the tests won't show
> whether there are problems when it's removed. If you want to fly what
> you test, test dependencies can't be eliminated.
I don't want to have to run the tests for 'zope.dublincore' in *every*
system which uses it: I want to test 'zope.dublincore' in isolation,
and then use a well-tested, "known good" version of it in other
applications, which may not need or want the 'zope.app.testing' dependency.
If zc.buildout would grow support for either 'tests_require' or a
special 'extras_require' key, you could still have what you want without
forcing it on the rest of the world.
Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Palladion Software "Excellence by Design" http://palladion.com
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