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Re: `make check` mechanics

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-06-18 23:36:34 CEST

Kevin Pilch-Bisson <kevin@pilch-bisson.net> writes:
> The only thing I have against this plan to internalize everything is
> that it makes testing harder. We can no longer test small peices of
> functionality as easily. For example, we can't have a small
> repository already in existence and check something out of it.
> Instead we have to 1) create a repository, 2) add something to it, 3)
> check it back out somewhere else.

This hasn't been a burden, historically. And in fact, since the
repository format changes from time to time, it's not like you can
just keep a repos around and [reliably] test with it anyway --
creating a repository with the latest version of Subversion is a
necessity.

> The reason I point this out is that if such a test fails, it can be
> harder to track down exactly where the bug is. Also having more test
> code per test means there is a larger chance of bugs in the test
> code. There's nothing I hate more than spending weeks chasing down
> the reason a test is failing to discover that it is a faulty test!

True in general, yeah, but in this case, I doubt very much it will be
a bug source.

> All that aside, I am fine with removing the args from the tests.

Cool.

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