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bug#5754: Bytecomp Arithmetic test failed

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#5754: Bytecomp Arithmetic test failed
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 21:15:57 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>>> Not when building Emacs, but there should be a make target like
>>>> `make test'.  And when choosing a unit test framework to add to Emacs,
>>>> the main criteria should be the ability to run tests in batch mode.
>>> Yes, there should such a target. But why don't you think it would be
>>> run at the end of the build process?
>> No, thanks.  It would be a nuisance for developers.
> In what way?
> The idea behind unit tests is to catch errors as soon as possible
> after each change. Would not running the unit tests directly after
> building help with that? Some problems are platform specific and will
> perhaps show up during unit tests.

It could only work if running the test takes a negligible amount of
time, and it generates almost no output if all goes well.
The second point is probably easy, but the first is unlikely to stay
true for long.


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