Jens Vagelpohl wrote: > I understand that. But it must be possible to do that programatically in > my code. I mean, "setup.py --long-description" obviously executes Python > code, which I may be able to execute myself in my current interpreter > session by importing and executing stuff from setuptools.
Yeah, this is why setup.py sucks ;-) I've just been doing some build and release tools for a customer that involve this sort of stuff, I resorted to: with nested(Replacer(),OutputCapture()) as (r,o): r.replace('sys.argv',['X','egg_info']) try: sys.path.insert(0,path) curdir = os.getcwd() os.chdir(path) # yuk, but setup.py is yuk anyway! if 'setup' in sys.modules: del sys.modules['setup'] import setup finally: os.chdir(curdir) sys.path.pop(0) ..in my tests, the del from sys.modules is to allow this to by done multiple times in one process. Replacer is http://packages.python.org/testfixtures/mocking.html#the-context-manager OutputCapture looks like: class OutputCapture: def __enter__(self): self.original_stdout = sys.stdout self.original_stderr = sys.stderr self.output = sys.stdout = sys.stderr = StringIO() return self def __exit__(self,*args): sys.stdout = self.original_stdout sys.stderr = self.original_stderr def compare(self,expected): compare(expected.strip(),self.output.getvalue().strip()) > Having to > invoke another Python interpreter in a subshell because that's too > complicated to do any other way is awful. Yeah, I do resort to this for some things too ;-) http://packages.python.org/execute/use.html cheers, Chris _______________________________________________ Zope-Dev maillist - Zope-Dev@zope.org https://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - https://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce https://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )