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Re: [PATCH] CONTRIBUTE - writing tests for understanding internals

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] CONTRIBUTE - writing tests for understanding internals
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2015 05:40:51 +0200

> From: John Wiegley <address@hidden>
> Cc: Przemysław Wojnowski <address@hidden>,
>   address@hidden
> Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:36:19 -0800
> Rather than agreeing or disagreeing, let's say that there is value here, we
> just don't who it will attract and why. I'm OK with encouraging people to
> write tests. Anything that invites them to participate more cannot really
> hurt, can it?

Of course.  But we already have that, thanks to a recent change by

  ** Test your changes.

  Please test your changes before committing them or sending them to the
  list.  If possible, add a new test along with any bug fix or new
  functionality you commit (of course, some changes cannot be easily

  Emacs uses ERT, Emacs Lisp Regression Testing, for testing.  See (info
  "(ert)") or https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/ert/
  for more information on writing and running tests.

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