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Re: Test cases broken when builddir != srcdir

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-11-16 02:25:37 CET

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:

> The whole "srcdir" file concept is really bogus... We should be passing the
> source directory on the command line. Apps that don't want it should ignore
> it. I had coded this at some point, but then somebody ripped it out. It
> really should go back in.

It was taken out because nearly every test was complaining: "warning:
ignoring bogus argument". It seems awfully silly to me that *every*
test we write, past and future, now have this obligation to expect (or
deliberately ignore) a srcdir on the commandline. It seems like an
extra, unnecessary maintenance hassle to me. :-(

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