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Re: subversion client test suite

From: Lee Burgess <lefty_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2001-03-08 17:57:36 CET

John P Cavanaugh writes:
> On Wed, Mar 07, 2001 at 05:23:33PM -0800, Mo DeJong wrote:
> > On 7 Mar 2001, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> >
> > Many systems come with Perl, many do not. The problem shows
> > up when you depend on having that piece of software
> > installed before yours will work. This is even more
> > critical when it comes to your tests cases. Suppose
> > you run the test cases and they all fail. What is
> > at fault? Is the version of Perl (or whatever,
> > I am not attacking Perl here) installed on the system
> > broken? Is Perl installed at all? Is it a different
> > version than your test cases expected? Is it your code?
>
> I just have a hard time believing that systems where subversion will
> be *built* and *tested* dont have perl. I understand systems where
> subversion will be installed not having perl, but development systems???

Ditto here.

> But I absolutely agree with not placing requirements on specific perl
> modules not included in core. Thats definitely a no-no.

Massive agreement here.

> > > It seems like you're worrying about extreme edge-cases.
> >
> > I don't think they are edge cases. If you want to
> > depend on Perl then it should be included in the
> > source tree.
>
> Well why dont we include the source for gcc, make, autoconf,
> /bin/sh, etc.
>

*beep*

Hey, my new Sarcaso-Meter just pegged. Good to know it works. :P

> --John Cavanaugh

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