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Re: subversion client test suite

From: Kevin Pilch-Bisson <kevin_at_pilch-bisson.net>
Date: 2001-03-08 18:35:42 CET

On Thu, Mar 08, 2001 at 08:14:11AM +0100, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Mar 2001, Mo DeJong wrote:
> > Am I saying a test suite should be written in sh? No, clearly not. But if
> > we are going to depend on something, the toplevel configure should take
> > care of it.
> ... and what if [Perl/Python/Tcl/sh] or a combination of them aren't present
> in your build system? We can hardly fail miserably since we can compile,
> build and run fine without them (not without sh though).
> 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 for this. I don't see that the vast majority of users will ever run
the test suite. So the important things to worry about are:

1) Is it easy enough to use to get our job done?
2) Is it widely available enough that it will _probably_ be installed at
most sites.

> --
> Daniel Stenberg - http://daniel.haxx.se - +46-705-44 31 77
> ech`echo xiun|tr nu oc|sed 'sx\([sx]\)\([xoi]\)xo un\2\1 is xg'`ol

Kevin Pilch-Bisson                    http://www.pilch-bisson.net
     "Historically speaking, the presences of wheels in Unix
     has never precluded their reinvention." - Larry Wall

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