11/26/2022, 10:17 PM
Is there a way to get files into a test execution directory without the test target depending on those files targets? Is there a way to say something like "just include these targets in with this target for this test run?" Idk if what I'm asking makes senes


11/26/2022, 10:24 PM
Perhaps start with why you don't want the test target to depend on the files and yet have access to them in the test sandbox - which is surely a form of dependency. What issue are you trying to work around?


11/26/2022, 10:28 PM
Oh it is a form of dependency... but I just don't particularly want changes from the files mentioned to trigger these tests. I'm trying to work around the fact that i didn't write these tests, and they don't work in a Pants sandbox because they expect to be run from a specific location, and I'm trying to hack them into Pants as a PoC for a colleague
Although it actually bleeds into a more serious use case I have where I want to block transitive dependency detection into certain paths, but I have a rough idea of how to do that, so I might look into that for this


11/27/2022, 2:27 PM
What’s an example of such files? I think we’d be pretty leery of files in the sandbox that don’t invalidate the cache.


11/28/2022, 1:31 AM
Yeah I’m walking this back… the test depends on them. I was trying to hack something together that didn’t make sense