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

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-06-30 01:47:04 CEST

On 6/29/06, Daniel Rall <dlr@collab.net> wrote:
> 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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