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Re: subversion client test suite

From: Lee Burgess <lefty_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2001-03-08 18:00:43 CET

Bob Miller writes:
> Mo DeJong wrote:
> > Same goes for automake, yes it is written in Perl but it does not
> > require Perl at build time, it is only required on the developers
> > machine.
> Could the subversion test suite use this approach?
> Require a real scripting language to create Bourne shell test scripts,
> then ship the test scripts in the source tarball.
> Developers will need the real scripting language, and installers will
> need Bourne shell.
> Best of both worlds, and only adds one more level of hairy complexity
> to the test harness design. (-:

I am hesitant to implement such a system. However, I could possibly
be convinced otherwise.

Mainly, I don't like the idea of writing a framework in Perl (or
Python or Tcl) which is really generating test suite code in Bash. I
think it is again overkill for the purposes of the subversion client
test suite.

Please note also, that the client test suite is something that
operates independently of the test harness design. I could be wrong,
but that is what I gathered from my discussion with Karl and Ben.

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