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Re: maintaining etags

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: maintaining etags
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 19:21:36 +0300

> Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 13:17:06 +0200
> From: Francesco Potortì <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden,
>  address@hidden
> >> Anyway, when I used to patch Etags, I always run a regression test,
> >> then updated the regression test with the case the patch was meant to
> >> address.  The tests that I used can be found in the tree at
> >> <http://fly.isti.cnr.it/pub/software/unix/etags-regression-test.tar>,
> >> together with some garbage.  The tests are invoked from the Makefile as
> >> the default target.  If, as I hope, someone will care to install the
> >> regression tests in the Emacs tree I can assist with answers to
> >> questions. 
> >
> >Thanks, I will definitely run the test suite, I didn't know about it.
> >I will also look intyo adding it to the Emacs regression suite.
> I had mentioned it to Stefan too, but I did not get down to preparing it
> until I stumbled upon this thread.
> It works simply by running the just compiled etags on a series of source
> code snippets, and sometimes on whole source files, and compare the
> generated tags file with the one generated by a stable version.
> It would be great if it were incorporated in the Emacs test suite or
> anyway made available to Emacs developers.

I've run it (no regressions ;-), and prepared a stand-alone test suite
extracted from that tarball.  I will commit it to the Emacs repository


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