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Re: subversion client test suite

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2001-03-08 17:57:43 CET

Karl Fogel <kfogel@galois.ch.collab.net> writes:
 
> So moving from our current Bourne script to either Perl or Python is
> already a step up in portability.

Agree. "The set of tools guaranteed to exist on any Unix OS" is not a
sufficient yardstick for measuring portability of our test suite.
Our client runs on every platform that APR does, which includes BeOS
and Win32.
 
> > I'd say we're fine to output a nice message saying "you need at
> > least version X of language Y to run the test suite" instead. We
> > could have a warning displayed in the configure script.
>
> +1 on that.

+1.

The people who run `make check` will always be a smaller group than
those who run `make && make install`. I think it's great that the
latter group will never need any tools beyond cc and sh; that's the
biggest and more important group. Adding an extra language
requirement for the smaller group, however, is very small price to pay
in return for protecting test-writers' sanity. :)
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