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Re: Adding testing information to CONTRIBUTE

From: Samer Masterson
Subject: Re: Adding testing information to CONTRIBUTE
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:14:20 -0800

I just learned about checkdoc, and it should probably be mentioned too.

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 3:02 AM, Samer Masterson <address@hidden> wrote:
Hey list,

As a new contributor, I have no idea how to run or write tests for Emacs, which means I end up testing my patches manually and miss bugs. I could try to learn how Emacs uses tests on my own, but it would benefit future new contributors if we added a section on testing to CONTRIBUTE.

Here is what I would want to see:
 - How to write tests, with a pointer to an internal Emacs package that has idiomatic and comprehensive tests.
 - How to run tests on the entire tree and on individual files.
 - A pointer to an info page on the testing framework/pattern that most internal Emacs packages use.

Would anyone be interested in working on this? cc'ing Stephen Leake because he lead the most recent major changes to CONTRIBUTE.


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