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Re: ert tests and dependencies.

From: Fabian Ezequiel Gallina
Subject: Re: ert tests and dependencies.
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:37:27 -0300

2013/2/20 Glenn Morris <address@hidden>:
> Fabian Ezequiel Gallina wrote:
>> I'm planning to add tests for the python.el shell integration, but for
>> these to run successfully a python executable must exist in the
>> system.
>> So the question is, what's the preferred way to define these kind of
>> tests that depend on other executables than Emacs?
>> I'm thinking on something like this:
>> (ert-deftest python-shell-test ()
>>   (if (not (executable-find "python"))
>>       (message "skipping python-shell-test...")
>>     (should ...))
>> But perhaps this has been discussed or there's a standard way already.
> For vc-bzr, I used:
> (ert-deftest vc-bzr-test-bug9726 ()
>   "Test for http://debbugs.gnu.org/9726 ."
>   :expected-result (if (executable-find vc-bzr-program) :passed :failed)
>   (should (executable-find vc-bzr-program))
>   ...)
> A proper way to skip tests would be nicer.
> http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=9803

That's good enough for me, thanks!

Although I agree it would be nice to have a way to skip tests.

Fabián E. Gallina

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