I frequently want to run 'coverage' on an installed script.
On UNIX, this means
coverage run "$(which something)"
On Windows, this means something sort of like
for /f %a in ('where something') do coverage run %a
I'm guessing most people don't even know that second one is possible. And quite frequently, it isn't; setuptools entrypoints will replace your nice
.py files with
.exe files when they're installed (even in a
--develop install) so that users don't need to know about
It would be nice if
coverage just had a little smarts in it which could translate a thing that I generally type into a terminal into a Python script. On the platforms I actually use this is just inspecting
$PATH, but making
coverage smart in this way would also allow Windows users to avoid learning about the ghastly
for command or manually re-typing paths all the time.