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Re: havelib tests

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: havelib tests
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 08:01:57 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-10-28)

Hi Bruno,

* Bruno Haible wrote on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 01:57:25AM CEST:
> In theory it would be possible to extract the history of this chunk of code
> from the GNU gettext git repository and merge (oops, rebase) it into the 
> gnulib
> repository.

If anything, then merging would be the way to go.  Rebasing an old
history would be the wrong thing to do.  But you'd also have to first
extract only that part of the gettext tree, and only relevant commits,
etc. so that ...

> But these are quite complicated operations, and the testsuite has
> hardly changed in the last 7 years. Therefore the history is of small
> usefulness. I would like to take the simple route and simply add the files as
> "new files" in the gnulib repository.

... this sounds a lot saner to me.  I'd simply refer to the upstream
gettext repository and commit ID where you took them from.

And yes, I think having these tests in gnulib is TRT.


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