"Benji York" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 6:48 AM, Dan Korostelev <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> 2008/12/2 Marius Gedminas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
>>> On Tue, Dec 02, 2008 at 02:04:39AM +0300, Dan Korostelev wrote:
>>>> I just removed zope.testing from the zope.index dependency and
>>>> replaced zope.testing.doctest imports with plain python doctest and it
>>>> seems to work with python 2.4 and 2.5 here. Now, it only depends on
>>>> ZODB3 and zope.interface, which is nice :) Is there any objections on
>>>> this?
>>> Yes.
>>> Using 'import doctest' rather than 'from zope.testing import doctest'
>>> was a pretty reliable way to break test.py --coverage, at least on
>>> Python 2.4.
>> Oh, thanks for the hint. I'll fix that now. :) There's no need to use
>> try/except though, it's nicer just to create an extras_require for
>> tests, I think.
> The status quo is to forgo creating extras unless there is a compelling
> reason to have one.  Creating a test extra just to remove a dependency
> on zope.testing -- which only depends on zope.interface -- is not
> compelling.

I'd be curious, for my own edification, to hear what would be compelling
reasons.  Thanks!


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