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Re: svn commit: rev 4013 - trunk/subversion/tests/clients/cmdline

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2002-12-06 00:45:49 CET

Karl Fogel wrote:

>Branko Čibej <brane@xbc.nu> writes:
>>Ah, that's an easy one. I tried and failed.
>>It's not just the tests themselves; the tree comparison code would also
>>have to read the files in binary mode. When I did that, other tests
>>started failing because they new contents in text mode. Et cetera ad
>>nauseam. So instead of fixint the whole test suite to be binary-safe, I
>>threw away that lovely PNG.
>Huh. I would think that's a test-suite bug right there -- the test
>suite should not need need to read test data in text mode to succeed.
>I mean, we're comparing bit strings here. How hard can this be? :-)

It's not necessarily hard, but it involves checking every file read and
write operation in the whole test suite -- for a start. That's a huge
amount of work.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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