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Re: "getopt" tests shouldn't look for exact help text

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-06-30 01:44:13 CEST

On Fri, 30 Jun 2006, Julian Foad wrote:

> The "getopt" tests should be testing that command-line options are
> basically recognised, so e.g. a sensible test would be that "svn --help"
> produces output containing the words "usage" and "add" and "blame" and
> "cat". What they currently do is check that the output matches exactly
> what is recorded in a template file, except for a few specific
> transformations. We have no requirement or intention that the help text
> remain exactly the same from one version to the next, so we shouldn't be
> testing for that.

I too find this annoying.

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