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Re: testing framework and package.el

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: testing framework and package.el
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 03:38:06 +0200

On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 3:17 AM, Christian Ohler
<address@hidden> wrote:
>  On 5/10/10 2:18, Chong Yidong wrote:
>> Christian Ohler<address@hidden>  writes:
>>> 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.
> Why not?  Isn't it true that whenever someone builds Emacs from source, it's
> possible that they are using a configuration (GCC version, configure flags,
> etc.) that hasn't been tested extensively, and it would make sense for them
> to run Emacs' self-tests before they waste their time installing an unstable
> Emacs?  This seems to apply especially to the pretest tarballs, but also to
> the regular distribution to some extent.

I agree with Christian.

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