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Re: Initial version of svntest regression test framework is ready.

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2001-04-15 17:08:13 CEST

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:
> I guess I'm a little concerned that cvs2svn (what we have of it) is
> written in Perl and the test framework looks like it will be written
> in python or (god forbid) tcl. Will a person working on cvs2svn need
> to know both perl to hack on cvs2svn and python to write tests for the
> features they add?

I don't think you need to be concerned about what language cvs2svn is
written in; in fact, I don't think we need to worry at all about any
of the things in the 'tools' directory. My understanding is that
things in this directory are meant to be treated like extra 3rd-party
add-ons, each an independent sub-project. (Notice that our top-level
Makefile.am doesn't even attempt to build things in there.)

A Subversion Hacker will be expected to hack on the libraries and API
tests in C, and occasionally write a black-box test in a scripting
language. But I would hope that cvs2svn wouldn't need regular hacking
-- it shouldn't be part of the hacker's "core" svn repetoire.
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