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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.
BTW, that phrase is disingeuous: as one who worked on testing one of
the earliest fly-by-wire fighter jets (long ago in a galaxy far far
away), I can assure you that the plane did *not* have all its various
test jigs attatched to it as it rolled down the runway.
- Before assembly, components get tested in isolation using whatever
jigs were appropriate, with testing done at each "rollup" of a
- After integration into the airframe, the set of tests possible
were vastly reduced: a minimal set of tests could be done
in a preflight check without external equipment, but any failure
in such a test resulted in pulling the indicated part for
diagnosis using dedicated equipment.
Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Palladion Software "Excellence by Design" http://palladion.com
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