Nose testing corner case: executable .py files

Tags: python

We’re using nose to run our tests. Easy test discovery and so. So I also went after some existing internal libraries and simplified the test running there.

There were problems though with one library: the docstrings inside the python modules weren’t being run. In a similar setup in another library, everything was fine.

I googled some and found the answer on stackoverflow: nose by default skips executable *.py files…

And the files in that single library were executable for historical reasons…

Solution: pass the –exe option to nose and they’re not skipped anymore. logo

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