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Re: error in README?

From: Madan U Sreenivasan <madan_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-02-22 04:29:27 CET

kfogel@collab.net wrote:

>Madan U Sreenivasan <madan@collab.net> writes:
>
>
>>In subversion/tests/clients/cmdline,
>>The README file on line no. 77 contains...
>> $ ./basic_tests.py 3 --url=http://localhost
>> This, the README claims executes the 3rd test case of basic_tests with
>>the given URL.
>> However, when I do a -v,
>>
>>./basic_tests.py -v 3 --url=http://localhost
>>[...]
>>"file:///home/madan/wc/svn/trunk/subversion/tests/clients/cmdline/local_tmp/repos" "--config-[...]
>>
>> I infer that the test case no. should be the last option to the test.
>>Someone pl. correct me if I'm wrong...
>>
>>
>
>There is a very annoying bug in how our test framework parses
>arguments options, such that the order of these things on the command
>line matters. If you play around with the order of things, you should
>eventually be able to find a combination that does what you expect
>(though I agree you shouldn't *need* to play around like this!). You
>may also need to try "BASE_URL=foo" instead of "--url=foo".
>
>The fact that we support both the "BASE_URL=foo" syntax and the
>"--url=" syntax is also an annoyance. We should pick one or the other
>and stick with it, IMHO.
>
>(Since there are no compatibility concerns with the test suite,
>there's no reason we couldn't fix all this, of course. Just no one's
>gotten around to it.)
>
>Sorry for the confusion; hope this mail helps!
>
>-Karl
>
>
Hi Karl,
   mmm, so the README would contain 'incorrect' information till we get
to fix this problem?
Regards,
Madan.

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