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Re: Tests, Emacs-25 and Conditional Features

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Tests, Emacs-25 and Conditional Features
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2016 11:54:55 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

> That's one possibility, but it isn't the only one.  Some of the
> features in system-configuration-options are detected automatically,
> so the user might not always be aware that a feature she assumed she
> has failed to auto-detect and is disabled.

Well, we need some concrete data from which we can guess what the user
might assume.  `system-configuration-options' is one of them, but indeed
it doesn't cover all cases.

> Maybe a test that produced a report for which features are actually
> available and working would be a possible solution.

Not sure what you're thinking of.  But maybe we could stash the summary
we emit at the end of ./configure and use that additionally to


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