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Re: testing framework and package.el

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: testing framework and package.el
Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2010 12:48:28 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Christian Ohler <address@hidden> writes:

> I suspect it would be easier if the convention was that a file
> /some/path/foo.el had its tests in /some/path/test/foo.el.  The
> convention of having a top-level src/ and test/ split makes sense in
> Java because of its package file layout and visibility rules, but
> Emacs Lisp has no such constraints.  Has anyone else thought about the
> pros and cons of these different conventions?  Is there a deep reason
> why Emacs currently has test/ as a separate top-level directory?

Because the test files are not to be distributed with the tarball.

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