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Re: gnulib strftime imported into Emacs

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: gnulib strftime imported into Emacs
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 01:34:14 +0100

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 1:24 AM, Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 01/31/11 16:15, Lennart Borgman wrote:
>> Perhaps it would be easier to publish the branch on Launchpad for
>> example? If you do that it is easy to automate the build so at least
>> the build process can be checked.
> Let's try doing it by patch-emailing first instead.  That's less work
> for me, and I expect just as reliable.  If it doesn't work we can try
> something else.


>> There is currently a test subdirectory in the repository. Can't you
>> put tests there?
> Well, I'm no expert, but as I understand it, the existence of
> the tests subdirectory is controversial, it's not much used or
> maintained, and it's not distributed as part of Emacs.

It has not been used much but it is our goal to add tests to Emacs.
(However it looks like it will not be distributed by prebuilt Emacs.
Which I personally think is unfortunate.)

> Besides, adding tests to the test subdirectory wouldn't have affected the 
> issues
> that started this thread.  The problem wasn't a bug in a built Emacs.
> The problem was that Emacs didn't build under Windows.  I expect that
> future issues in this area will be similar.

I see. I thought the built Emacs needed testing too.

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