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Re: XFAIL executing make check on SVN 1.6.5

From: Andrey Repin <anrdaemon_at_freemail.ru>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 18:22:30 +0300

Greetings, Daniel Becroft!

>> Those are eXpected FAILures; they're supposed to fail if Subversion is
>> functioning correctly.

> My understanding was that XFAIL tests indicated actual test failures that
> were known, and that should (eventually) be fixed. (Almost like a TODO list)

> E.g. Scenario X produces result Y, but it should produce result Z. However,
> making it produce Z is large chunk of work (and potentially a redesign of
> something).

> So add a test that runs X and expects Z, and mark it as XFAIL. Eventually,
> when the work is done to actually produce Z, the test will pass (and no
> longer be in the XFAIL list).

> Is this understanding correct?

No. These are, by word, expected failures. They must fail.
I.e. if you issue syntactically correct but meaningless or ambiguous request,
Subversion should tell you that you are wrong.

 Andrey Repin (anrdaemon_at_freemail.ru) 29.10.2009, <18:19>
Sorry for my terrible english...
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