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Re: testing framework and package.el

From: Sebastian Rose
Subject: Re: testing framework and package.el
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2010 03:50:02 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Christian Ohler <address@hidden> writes:
>  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.
> Christian.

Tests should be part of the repo, yes.

But for tarballs?


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